Dear Other Endurance Athletes,
What in the WORLD do you do to get yourself going for the long distances?! I mean, obviously, the reason we're all running is that we see some benefit in it... And for certain, I have some great reasons to go run, which have been pushing me to try harder than ever to keep a running schedule. But I cannot for the life of me convince myself I am comfortable with setting off on my long distance day!
Maybe it's my sprinter background. Maybe it's that I'm lazier than I want to admit. I just cannot seem to find that boost to start extending my runs. I have no problem popping out for a quick two-miler, or even for spending an hour shuffling as far as I can, but when I think about pushing to six miles, ten miles, that half marathon in *two short weeks*... I kinda freak out. Is that normal? Will that feeling go away once I've done a few - just as the 5k used to intimidate me, but I tried anyway and now love it?
I set my goal today for six miles, but that's two miles longer than last week! Can I make it? Will trying this be a disaster and make me hate running? Am I going to be able to move afterwards?
At the end of the day, I have to decide how badly I really "want it" - so I'm heading out to run. See you on the road!