Friday, October 3, 2014

Fun for Friday - Lessons from Marathon Training

Happy Friday! This is one of those weeks when I woke up thinking it was a completely different day, thus  my whole concept of time was skewed. It feels like it's been Friday for three days now.

Today I wanted to do a Lessons from Marathon Training post, but not in a completely serious tone mind you. It is Fun for Friday after all. I'm sure I'll have plenty of serious life lessons to share at some point, but I'm trying to not take this training so seriously that I lose sight of why I love to run. I'm not really sure if these are true lesses per se, but definitely some take-aways.

Lessons from Marathon Training

My friends think I'm even crazier than previously believed.

I'm learning to embrace the concept of naps.

You appreciate the scenery, which may or may not be a fantastic excuse to take a break.


I have no concept of how to pace myself appropriately.

Out and backs can kind of suck, but they seem like a good idea at the start.

I still hate speed work.

Numbers and miles are very different: 20 is only 4 more more than 16 in terms of numbers, but 20 is way more than 16 when it comes down to miles.

Sometimes you feel like this after a run


Sometimes you can feel like this after a run


What are some lessons you've learned from any sort of training - serious or not so serious.