Well there's no turning back now. I finally registered for the Fargo Marathon. It falls on my birthday, and I figure it makes a great present to myself. Last year on my birthday I ran the 5K which was my first race. I have been running consistently for the last year and I'm having a blast. I figured it was time to ramp up my training and what better motivation than a marathon.
I've just completed week five of a 26 week marathon training program. Today's long run was eight miles and turned out to be quite draining. Many of the sidewalks have a thick layer of compacted, rutted snow making it difficult to run across safely. By mile seven my legs were like rubber and my pace became sort of a fast shuffle. I'm just happy I reached the goal for today. Here's a short video of today's run.