To embrace the title of "competitive" runner, I know that a few things would change:
- time commitment to run would increase (to about 35+ miles/week...so about 5 days/week of running)
- attitude would change
But, I also want to get to the point that a 2-hour run is ok for me (and doesn't make me want to nap the rest of the day). I need to remember that not long ago, I couldn't run around the block without gasping for air. Now, I can comfortably run 1 hour straight! Isn't that just amazing? Well, it is to me. Our bodies are adaptable to quite a lot! I'm thankful that I have a body that hasn't experienced any major trauma thus far.
So, my goal, by my 1-year mark of running...I want to solify my plan for the next race season. Until then, I'll embrace the title of "recreational" runner and enjoy everything it brings me!