Running & Marathoning Blog
Training for my next marathon 0
Posted in the Category 'Running and Race Training'
In 1989 I graduated from BUD/S class 162 and went to SEAL Team THREE, did a couple of platoons including one to Desert Storm, taught sniper school, and so it goes until retiring in 2005 stationed at Naval Special Warfare Center Coronado. Demolitions, shooting, ‘jumping’, diving, and constant peer competition were the center of every day; quietly the desire and need for adrenaline and challenge settled into my core.
I met my wife in 2000 and that’s when things really began to change. Inspired, I followed her lead into marathons and then that morphed into triathlons. We dated from opposite coasts while this new passion grew and then got married in 2003.
After retiring from the Navy it slowly became apparent that what I had done for so long was, and is, no longer at my fingertips. To compound the situation, we now have two beautiful, intelligent and active children who don’t believe that anything else matters besides what they want in life; it is life altering to say the least!
I have recently decided it is time to get back to the sleeping passion of running, specifically running a marathon and then maybe more. I have my sights set on the “Duke City Marathon” this October followed by the “Las Vegas Rock N Roll” in December and so the training has begun. This last weekend I ran my second eight miler with ‘Chama’ my running partner. He is great until he is spooked or distracted then he becomes a major tripping hazard!
There are a few things that I have recently been reminded of: 1. Little people have great powers! 2. I’m not as invincible as I thought. 3. Training begins right where your last run ended. 4. ‘Smith & Wesson’ are still pretty good at 52. ‘Hope to see you at a race or on the road.
Thought? Comments? Questions?
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