I ran 14 miles today which was the furthest I’ve run in well over four years, possibly more. I can vaguely remember it being in a half marathon training plan years ago but I can’t actually remember doing it! Perhaps that was why it came as a bit of a shock today when I ran the 14 miles but have to say I didn’t really enjoy it. I have got a bit of a cold at the moment so perhaps that was it, but in comparison with last week I felt like every step was a bit of a chore.
This is new territory for me, I’ve never trained for a marathon before and perhaps this is par for the course that the churning out of miles that is required isn’t all fun. It has got me worried a bit as in the scheme of things it was just 14 miles. What am I going to feel like when I need to do 20? I’m hoping this was just a blip – it can’t be good all of the time and I suppose you need to take the rough with the smooth. Anyway tomorrow is the start of a new week so we shall see!