I started training again today after pretty much a four month lay-off and it hurt. A lot. In that four months I've gone from a reasonably comfortable 8 miles at 7:05 a mile to a horrendously painful 3 miles in 8:45 a mile. Then I crumpled in a heap on the floor. My Nike+ just laughed at me. No motivational words from Lance Armstrong. Just laughter echoing from the iPhone.
It's seven months to the New York Marathon, so I've plenty of time to get back into it, but I'm going to have to take my training much more seriously if I want to get a decent time, or even finish the race in one piece.
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