Saturdays are going to be my long run for marathon training.
Started today with 6 miles. Carried water, walked early and often–every two miles or so. It rained the whole time.
I don’t mind running in the rain if I am out there for an hour or so, much more than that is kinda un-fun. All but one of my previous marathons have been in the fall, I think that makes training easier.
On a positive note, I have never failed at the marathon distance. To be sure, I have never achieved my time goal, but every marathon I have signed up for I have successfully finished. I don’t intend to fail now.
Both my kids are now in. My daughter fears missing out. She has more running experience than my son–she ran XC in HS for two seasons, but she hated it. She is a swimmer.
I questioned both of them, probably more than I should have, about whether they really wanted to do this and whether they were really up for it. I’m shutting up now. They can do it. Of course, they can do it. And that’s all I’m going to say from here on out.