For today's post, I offer a glimpse into the (insane) workings of the mindset of marathon runners.
My training partner (TP) for Myrtle Beach is coming off running back-to-back marathons. Before we ran Myrtle, our conversations went like this:
TP: "Regardless of how I do, I'm done with marathons after this race. I need a break."
Me: "Me too. This is going to be the only marathon I run this year."
Immediately following our run at Myrtle Beach, our conversations sounded like this:
TP: "I can't train any more. My body and mind need to rest."
Me: "I know, I'm exhausted. I'm going to spend the rest of this year focusing on shorter races and trying to get faster."
TP: "We'll run a half-marathon this fall and just train for that."
Me: "Yes! And maybe some 5 and 10k's, but that's it. It will be a relief not to have to train for a marathon."
Which brings us to this morning's (two weeks post-race) conversation:
TP: "Do you want to sign up for the Rock-N-Roll marathon in Savannah in November?
Me: "Hell yes."
We probably should not be allowed to mix with the general public. What if what we have is contagious?