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12 Reasons Marathon Training Is Like Being In A Long-Term Relationship

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2. Pretty much all of your free time goes to it.


When you're not working, eating, or're running. Or thinking about running. Or resting to try to recover from running. Running is your bae.

3. Some people think you're foolish to try.


Instead of asking, "Why be in a relationship? Most marriages fail!" they would say, "What? Are you crazy? Why would you even want to run over 26 miles?"

8. Like being in a relationship, training for a marathon is full of uphills, downhills, and flat stretches too.


It's not always going to be great. Nobody said it was easy. But that's part of the journey!

9. Believe it or not, you're going to use your phone even more.

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But instead of your S.O. blowing up your phone, it's all the running apps and notifications you have set up.

10. You'll discover strengths within you that you never thought were possible.


Running over 26 miles is no joke! And all your training will help you know your limits, help you manage time better, and really jump-start your perseverance.

11. Over time, you grow more confident and learn to be yourself!

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In a relationship, that's wearing a ratty T-shirt and not caring what your partner thinks.

When training for a marathon, that's not caring that you're mad sweaty and exhausted after a long evening run. Your sweat is your badge of pride.

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