Total Miles for August: 177 (most EVER)
Miles this year: 1,013 - I NEVER thought I would hit 1000+ miles before December.
And without further delay... I have something to say to my Marathon Training Plan!
Dear Marathon Traning Plan:
First, can I call you MTP? I certainly think since we have spent over 2 months together, I can give you a nickname, okay?
I love that I do not have to think about what I am going to run or how far. I love that you have set the stage with goals and really... all I have to do is meet them. Thanks a million.
But, my grief is that I am starting to feel bossed around. Like today, you only have 4 miles for me... but as my Garmin beeped 4 miles in 35:54, I wanted to keep going. I HAD the right stride; I was feel'in good. But NOOOOOO, I had to stop because you said so!
Running used to be REALLY fun. Instead of just lacing up my shoes and hitting the pavement, I have to plan and verify what I am supposed to run. Seriously, MTP: I miss just running naked. You know, naked - without my Garmin. Running until I feel like I should stop. Enjoy the run.
Maybe I am taking too much out on you. After all, I did choose you. I looked over many plans, and I thought you were the BEST. And yes, you HAVE taken me farther than I ever imagined. I mean, I may never have reached 1000+ miles without you. And I do have faith that under your guide, I will be ready for the Marine Corp Marathon.
I just wanted you to know that while I do LOVE you... please do not get upset if I play with you as I am getting closer to the marathon. I may add a few miles on days that my legs feel good. I may run faster than you suggest or even slower - please forgive me.
And remember, when I cross the finish line on October 31, 2010... hopefully under 5 hours, please know that I will give you the credit (I will have to give GOD most of the credit - I hope you understand).