I am now officially in training for the Baltimore Marathon on October 11. I hope that this blog will illustrate what training to race 26.2 miles can look like, at least for this 38-year-old husband/father/teacher. There is no way to know how (or even if) I will finish, but this will be the real journey.
Sometimes when I run a long training run (upwards of 12 miles or so) at the end, I feel like I can "taste" or "smell" ammonia. I've always assumed that this is caused by my body depleting all my glycogen stores and going into ketosis.
Today I had really tough run. At eight miles, it wasn't necessarily the distance this time, but I think I've been a little sore for some time. Anyway, it was the most worn out I've felt for some time and I think I'm starting to lose a bit of spirit and motivation. Lately I've been feeling a little frustrated that I haven't been improving as quickly as I'd like.