First 1.5 were okay. Legs felt great, I felt great. More running, less walking. Somewhere after that I crumbled. Piriformis tightened and not too shortly after the good 'ol IT tightened. Lots of stretch breaks were added. I ended up seeing these two exceptionally fit runner, on right after the other and there I was, walking...wearing running clothes. I could just feel their judgement....I'm kidding, I'm not that neurotic....okay, maybe just a little! I started to doubt myself. I don't have a definitive plan yet. I'm still trying to find out where I fit in! Dang iPhone app!! How could you just poop out on me like that!! So long story short, I went from feeling super awesome to super craptastic in 2 seconds flat.
But you know what? I love it. I love that running can do that to me. I love feeling the complete emotional spectrum. You have to be "present" in your runs. You can't hide from yourself.
On that note, I'm going to try the app again Friday a.m. I really believe that that 8K training is where I should be at. It's back to the drawing board for my plan to the marathon!
I know I'm jumping around here but, I just watched Nova's Marathon Challenge. It renewed my spririts.
Click here for the link.