The half-marathon (meia maratona) of Porto is coming up on the 10th of October, and I have decided at the last minute to run it.
Crazy, I know.
I’m having a hard time running 10 km, so I’m not sure how I’ll do 21 km by then, or if it’s even a good idea to try, but I’m stubborn. I know.
I have about two weeks to get up to about, oh 16 or 18 km. If I can run that distance straight then I will feel confident that I’ll be able to finish. This will be my third half-marathon (and my second time running this particular one), so I know that I have it in me somewhere deep (deep) down. We’ll see if it comes out on race day!
Also, I wanted to say that running here is truly an adventure. It’s not like running around the quiet ‘burbs of Davis or Berkeley… Porto is a big city, with lots of hills, and lots of pedestrians. I’m almost always mowing down an old lady, or getting stuck behind a slowly moving one… I tell myself that it will make me a better runner, but sometimes it’s just really annoying. I’m an American, I guess I just intrinsically crave space. It can’t be helped!
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