Day 1 of Marathon Training

“Run for 20 minutes and you’ll feel better. Run another 20 and you might feel tire. Add on 3 hours and you’ll hurt, but keep going and you’ll see and hear and smell and taste, the world with a vividness that will make your former life pale.”

– Scott Jurek

The above quote is by far one of my favorite quotes from the book, Eat and Run, by Scott Jurek. And it totally sums up the reason why I run marathons.

Today, was my first day of marathon training. I ran a short 3 mile run. I was relieved from the heat by a heavy rain.
So far it has rained a ton this summer. Hopefully it will stay mild.



  1. Tiare Vincent July 2, 2013

    good luck on your training!!! i love that quote

    • dorseyml July 2, 2013

      Thank you, Tiare! You should check out the book Eat and Run, by Scott Jurek. He runs Ultra marathons, and eats a vegan diet. The book has a variety of great recipes too.

      • Tiare Vincent July 2, 2013

        Thank you for the recommendation!!! Buying it on amazon now!

  2. Eat Pray Run, DC July 2, 2013

    What marathon are you training for? I’m training for my first in November — Richmond. Good luck w/your training!

    • dorseyml July 3, 2013

      I am training for the Marine Corps Marathon! Good luck with your training. I heard Richmond is an amazing race!