Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run Training: 3 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 3 Weeks to 10 Miles

While I will likely never be the first person across the finish line, there is one physical arena in which I excel: falling. 

Yes, I am a champion faller with a wide range of expertise. I've fallen on ice, of course, but anyone can do that. I've mastered the rare double-sub, falling down the subway stairs and on the subway platform. I'm quite competitive in the five star bracket, having hit the ground in a fancy dress at a wedding and having gone down at a fine dining establishment, taking another patron's table with me. And of course there's the sentimental favorite, when I fell out of a chair during class. While teaching.

Broad Street Run Training: 4 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 4 Weeks to 10 Miles

It had to happen at some point, I suppose. 

My training had been going pretty smoothly so far. I usually found something positive to take from the shorter runs, whether it was a slightly better pace than usual or realizing I could get through a run I wasn't 'feeling' at the outset. And I was pleased with how the long runs were going: slow and steady, each one a new achievement worth celebrating.

Broad Street Run Training: 5 Weeks to 10 Miles

Broad Street Run Training: 5 Weeks to 10 Miles

I have this theory that there are two types of runners: math runners and writing runners.*

I am definitely a writing runner. I spend my runs putting words together: making up mantras, coming up with metaphors for how my legs feel, looking for interesting sights so I can tell someone about them later. These days, I also map out my blog posts, thinking about what I want to highlight and how it fits into the big picture of my BSR training.