I did it. I did 5 miles on the treadmill. And I'm still alive. Ha!
I did notice with 2 miles to go that I really didn't want to forge ahead. Then I thought "If I was on the road, this would seem like nothing." But the road does not have TV and a nearby restroom. So I got over it and finished.
Coach Terry has prepared a schedule for me based on the Furman plan. I'll be running 3 days per week, plus some intense cross training. I am ready!
As I was leaving work today (in my running clothes) my boss asked if I was going running. It was, obviously, a rhetorical question. I nodded and smiled. He asked if I was running in Benton. I explained that I normally run in Benton in the wee hours (he knows this) but I was actually going to the gym as I am back in marathon training and am majorly changing the way I do things. He asked why. I told him for variety! And I told him I'm training for 9 1/2 weeks vs. 16-20 weeks. He was mystified that someone would have to "start over" each time, to some degree. Then he kind of scratched his head and said "Well I guess otherwise you'd always have to be in marathon shape, and you'd probably be bored with it." So true! I said "Yes, and extremely tired!"
Tomorrow is a cross training day. Bring on that garage elliptical!