I ran my first long run of 9 miles. I LOVED IT ! ! ! I feel really alive, as if a light came on in my mind and I started to wonder what I was truly capable of.
My Judo buddy knew exactly what to do, and recommended an 18 week novice marathon training program by Hal Higdon. I also did a bunch of web searches and dug into learning everything I could about long distance running. Workouts, nutrition, clothing and equipment, supplements, you name it. My mind is ripe for information and I am a sponge just soaking up everything I can learn. Now my runs seem carry more meaning and a purpose again.