Running Diary Entry #1

With Autumn’s arrival comes the need to get focused on the marathon in Dallas which is held every December. I spent the Spring and Summer running without much focus or attention to pace and distance -but now things have become more regimented due to my desire to best my personal record of 3 hours and 52 minutes. I’m not yet confident in my ability to do this. Right now i’m averaging at 8:30 minute miles, but i’m unsure of my ability to sustain that pace across 26.2 miles.  I primarily run at White Rock Lake towards sundown and will be using this space to log each run until the marathon, which is ten weeks away from now.

Fall has not yet settled in fully,  and many of the trees are still clinging to their foliage -  but soon they’ll fade , the temperatures will dip, and the days will get dramatically shorter.  

Today I ran 13.1 miles, a practice half-marathon. It’s been 8 months since I’ve run that long, and it was a good wake up call.