All-Consuming Passion

1236695_648241791882153_889481825_nThe Richmond Marathon is coming up and I have realized that getting ready for a marathon is a huge commitment.  Running short distances requires different kind of training and in most cases it doesn’t require the big commitment that preparing for a marathon does.  I am use to long runs of an hour and 1/2 to two hours, but as the weeks go on, the long runs are closing in on three hours.

I am an average runner – a mid-packer if you like.  One of the reasons that the Boston Marathon bombing affected me so much is that the bombs went off, just about the time the average 4 hour runner was coming to the finish.  I am looking forward to finishing the training for Richmond and then getting back to be a “regular” long-distance runner.  But for now, it has become my all-consuming passion.

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