Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Long Live the Long Run!

It seems like the Scottsdale WHM is still a ways away.  But, not in training time!   I logged my last long run today.  20 miles is a little longer than I would normally go just for a half, but I was running with friends who are training for a full.  My new motto is train for a full, race a half.  Not really sure how that will change when I start training for a full!

Anyway -- gotta love the long run!  When I first started training for marathons, I followed the schedule to a tee.  I didn't stray from the plan, especially when it came to the long run.  Now, I just "run long" at least one day a week (usually on the weekend).  "Run long" used to mean anything over 10 miles.  That number is gradually increasing, though.  Now it's more like anything over 13.  I'm not really sure why I enjoy running farther and farther these days ... We should start a pool on when it's going to go up again!  Any takers?

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