That is the question.
I recently had an epic run, during which I broke through my mileage plateau without suffering any immediate ill effects, I can’t help but wonder if I should just go ahead and do it. I know darn well I can run a half-marathon, albeit maybe slower than I would like, but could I run a marathon this coming February? I have plenty of time between now and then to finish a first-time marathon training program.
I wondered what came into other people’s decision trees when deciding whether to run a marathon or not. Over and over again I see emotion as the top reason. A feeling of strength, beauty, power. There’s a moving article called Why You Should Run a Marathon that epitomizes the emotion of it. But what I really want to know is: how do you know when you’re ready? Read more >>