That is such an enormous amount of time to cover 26.2 miles.
Why does it need to be that hard to cover 26.2 miles?
My running goal (life obsession?) is to cover 26.2 in said time (less than 3 hours).
And I was oh so ready to do it in late 2014, but due to getting greedy and pressing my luck - "3 hours... that is lame. I need to go at least 2:55", I overestimated my 45 year old body's ability to keep up with my ambitions, I injured myself, and spectacularly blew up.
And my asinine'ness has cost me a solid 2.5 months in being injured.
But it has given me a great opportunity to step back and get a little perspective on my running and my fitness in general.
This time has also allowed me to return to the weightlifting ways of my 20's and 30's (wow did I really used to act like all of the muscleheads I see at my gym).
During that time I learned how much I love exercising, working out, and being competitive in general.
Whether it be running, working out, work, swimming laps in the pool... I hate losing!
Accordingly I think this is a great song to describe a sound life mentality:
Work Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa
And as I have finally seemingly put my knee injury behind me it is time to "work hard - play hard", stop ****'ing around, and start getting busy on the running front!
Time to (re)start the assault on a sub-3 hour marathon!
As always - running is so awesome!