Today is white. I mean really white: roads, sidewalks, paths… snow everywhere and, when a few people have stepped on it, it turns as slippery as ice. With no trail running shoes, today 45’ run turned out “technical” and, for once, my muddy Diadora were as clean as new when I came back…
Well, it’s nice to change of running environment but, quite honestly, I’m more at ease and less tense on good old tarmac. The good point is that, with such hazardous support, there’s very little room for technical flaw and you’d better not spend too much time with your feet on the ground if you don’t want to end up with your face in the snow. Nicholas Romanov would probably say “Enjoy it: it’s a real test of your Pose running technique!”
One full year since my last marathon… By then, I knew I hadn’t put in enough training to hope for a « good » finish time. With no speed work and no threshold, there’s no miracle. Maybe the marathon will bring you what you trained for. But no free meal!
I just wanted to run the distance again and to get back some confidence. My real objective for 2011 was supposed to be in May so I had time to run for fun an « exotic » race under the sun of Marrakech.
Well, it rained a little bit on race day but the experience turned out beautiful with a lot of new sensations, some of them pleasant, some of them, well…
I’ve written there is no free meal in the sport of marathon. It’s true, if you only measure your success with your watch. But if you also consider your feelings, your mental attitude, the lessons you learn about the distance and about yourself, then each marathon can bring you a lot, whether you did your homework before or not
However, one year later, I still haven’t solved this blister problem… Can you help me ?
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
But store shelves (cups) are still a bit empty.
No worry : posts (iso drinks) are coming soon