short run, preparing for longer runs

I almost didn’t run today. I overslept, then had to run errands, and I was afraid I just wouldn’t find the time. Ultimately though I managed to squeeze in two miles this afternoon. I went to a nearby park, partly because the temperatures were so warm, and partly because I wanted to put in some miles on asphalt instead of the treadmill.

This wasn’t much. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being frustrating. I’m not where I want to be. My pace is slower than I’d like. My endurance is shorter than I’d like. My muscles are weaker than I’d like. Perhaps most frightening of all, the half marathon I’m thinking about running is sooner than I’d like! (it’s on April 2.) I want to be ready so that I can go out and just blow away this half marathon, and I’m afraid that I won’t be ready in time!

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  1. I find it annoying when people tell me this, but still it is so true: it doesn’t matter how fast you go or how long you can run before you have to walk … just focus on finishing. That’s all that matters in the end :). You have six more weeks of training ahead of you, I KNOW you can do it.

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