One statistic that was missing from my New Year’s Day post was 2008 miles run: 529. That was with some long dry spells, so I am hoping this year will be even higher. I decided, against my better judgement, to run the New Bedford Half Marathon which was my first halffy in March of 2006. Since then all of my races have been in October, which is great because I can train during the summer when I have lots of time and the weather is lovely. This current plan means training all winter, which I kicked off last week.
The first week of training for me is always dismal. I seriously consider, every time, whether or not I am actually incapable of running. Today I did 6.25 outside and it was surprisingly un-miserable.