My running volume has considerably diminished from marathon levels – less than 2 months ago. Since the NYC Marathon on November 2, my longest run was one half marathon (13.1 miles) on November 23. Since then….even less. And while I’ve enjoyed changing up my routine – especially with my thought rut challenge – I signed up to run a virtual half marathon. The Polar Bear Run — a 13.1 mile charity fundraiser run that I could do anytime and anyplace between Christmas and New Years.
The funny thing about running, is the less distance you run – the more your mind is convinced that anything longer is a really big deal. In the last month – my long runs have peaked at 9 miles. Despite the fact that I was running a 1/2 marathon+more each week for 5 months, I’m not entirely convinced now that I can run 13.1 miles. Continue reading