Just out of curiosity, I was checking out some marathon and half-marathon training schedules on Hal Higdon's website. I was surprised to see that the longest of the long runs for the marathon was 20 miles, instead of 26 miles or longer. My only training experience so far has been 5k/10k training, and the long runs exceed the race distances. So, I just figured that it was similar for longer distances as well. I could see myself feeling a bit apprehensive on race day if it's my first time to ever run the race distance.
But, anyway I was looking at his half-marathon schedule and I realized that I may be just about ready for something like that. So now I'm thinking maybe I might try a half-marathon early next year.
And for some motivation...
I've got a couple of new running movies coming from Amazon!
"Spirit of the Marathon"
"Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days"
Can't wait to see these. I've seen some excerpts here and there. I expect these will be some good motivators.