A Reason to Run: Only 37 Training Days Left! | Community Spirit
Journal of a Marathon Runner: ( Friday April 20th)
After several weeks of training I finally came to one scary realization, in only 37 days I will have to run 26.2 miles!
Even though I’ve logged over 300 miles so far, it’s still an intimidating task.
26.2 miles, 26.2 miles. WOW!
In my long runs I am currently up to 20 miles each Sunday, but it’s that extra 6.2 that still escapes me.
Surprisingly, 20 miles is the most I’ll run until the race itself!
My trainer has forbidden me from running any further than my training schedule will allow.
For some reason, that baffles me. I was always taught that if you’re doing something you’ve never done before, you should try it out alone first.
That way you know what to expect before you run a race in front of thousands of spectators.
I’m told it will all work out in the end. I hope it does.
Otherwise thousands in Minnesota will see a TV news reporter falling to the ground, grasping for his last breath.
For those of you that don’t know, the purpose of my training is to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
From now until May 27th, I’ll be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society.
To donate please visit my running page at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/DetermiNation/DNFY11MW?px=26491417&pg=personal&fr_id=41731
Together we will find a cure for cancer!!