John Parker wrote "this way of life takes effort, determination, conviction but mostly it takes will. It takes a conscious decision to follow one difficult uphill path, and the will to stay with it and not waver, to not give up" - Again to Carthage
It is that determination and commitment that allows you to wake up early on the weekend to ensure you complete your scheduled long run. After all who wouldn't rather sleep in on their days off? Only those (dare I say) "crazy enough" to find joy in running mileage that requires more than one numeral look forward to their "long run" days. We know that luck won't get us to the finish line. But whether it takes us 3 hours to reach it or 6, we know that once we cross it the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable (at least I assume that's how I will feel once I get there).
Check out this video... it may bring back memories for all you marathon finishers out there...
What are the 3 biggest things that changed once you started your marathon (1/2, 10K, 5K) training?
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