Day 1: Richmond 2012

Richmond Marathon logo, #rva, #runrichmondI'm not one to count the days up or down with training, but this feels different this time around. All training cycles feel different I guess ... maybe "special" is a better word. We'll come back to that in a few months.

Today, though, "official" Richmond Marathon training started. Thanks to some traveling I have to do for work Tuesday, I rearranged my training schedule to kick off things with a 6-mile progressive run. I'm pretty sure this was my longest attempt at a progressive run as well.

To say things started well is an understatement. It's like I put the demons of my funk behind me after I finally wrote about them; things suddenly seem so clear. Perhaps "right" is a better word. (I've written way too much in my day job today to think of words ...)

Today's splits were: 9:33, 9:12, 8:37, 8:32, 8:17, and 8:03. All that without really looking at my watch.

I couldn't have asked for a better start ...