Worst Marathon Ever got me thinking about marathons. Marathons are macro. Curious about the micro, I looked up the average number of steps in the whole. The average number of steps in a marathon is 55,374 for men and 62,926 for women. For a half marathon, it’s 27,687 and 31,463 respectively.
Leaving aside that few would sign up for that many steps, and women need to do over 13 percent more, the road to the macro goal is not filled with 365 days of equal effort.
Some days are long and slow, others are maddeningly up and down the same hill.
Not every step is the same.
The effort is staggered over time, and it will get you there.