When you train for a marathon, a 10-mile run is nothing. When you haven’t run 10 miles in more than a month, a 10-mile run is certainly something.
Although I was tired by the end of my first double-digit run since the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon on Dec. 6, I’m really glad I got a long run in.
I ran on the Westside of Wicomico County, Maryland, with my friend Veronica, and I had fun running on routes I don’t normally — or for some, hadn’t ever — run on. It’s a very rural, flat area, for anyone who hasn’t been out there.
I enjoyed the run and Veronica and I talked throughout it, although it certainly felt like more of a feat than it had when I was marathon training.
I will need to start planning longer runs as I train for the Big Sur International Marathon soon — it’s only 14 weeks away. Or, 97 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes and 47 seconds, according to the marathon website.