This has not been a fun training. I started out in early July - horrible time for marathon training in Florida - coming back from the umpteenth injury, very slow, with no races under my belt. Also, no fulltime or sometime crew of fellow runners to help drag me along when motivation flagged.
Still, I trained and trained, and though it wasn't as fun as it had been in recent years, I kept waiting for the day it would be fun again. The weather finally began to turn and I began to enjoy running again, just a bit, but enough. I resigned myself to not running any kind of good time in Richmond, but just to go and see how much I could push myself, knowing that I'll likely never PR again.
I don't know how to end this blog post.