“Everything you need is already inside.” – Bill Bowerman
Tomorrow, 23 June 2014, is day 1 of my training for the Chicago Marathon. I still cannot believe that I will be running 42.2km (26.2 miles) on 12 October 2014. The longest distance that I have ever ran is 10 miles so of course, running 12, 15, and 18+ miles during training will be a challenge. I am ready to take on this challenge.
Bill Bowerman, a legendary track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, once stated that everything you need is already inside. I really believe this and I think that where there is a WILL there is a WAY!! If I really follow my training schedule, eat well, hydrate properly, and take rest days, then I know that I’ll be successful in finishing off my FIRST MARATHON. I have all the tools that I need and nothing is holding me back except my ankle pain. I will be training with Nike.
For those of you running your first marathon or tackling a long distance race, what are you most excited about? What are your nervous about? Tell me in the comments.
Stay tuned for a Week 1 (23-29 June 2014) training recap. Wish me luck. This is going to be the best summer of my life.