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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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