pa·tience [pey-shuhns]; noun
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
Notice I’m using the word “we” here because although I no longer consider myself a newbie runner, I still struggle with this every time I start training for a new race. I want to run faster and longer IMMEDIATELY. Why is 3 miles soooo difficult when months ago, I was running 10, 12, 14 like it was nothing?!? I want to be comfortable at those speeds/distances NOOOWWW!!!
But eventually, reason seeps back in. If you put in the work, you will get there. You have to be patient and trust in your training.
Whether you’re trying to go from walking to running, training for your first 5K or ramping up mileage for your first marathon, the advice is the same. It takes time to get there, and patience is a virtue all runners need. — Mags