If running were easy, everyone would be doing it.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
“You’re almost there!” It’s a statement people yell to runners at nearly every race, from 5Ks to ultramarathons — and it’s usually a lie.
My running coach rocks. (No, I’m not just saying that to gain favoritism!)
An ultramarathon, any race longer than 26.2 miles, is more of an eating contest than a race — or so I’ve read.
I almost forgot how exciting it is to watch other people run marathons.