I only did 30 miles last week and started this week off with 12.63 miles today. Just nervous about injuries and trying to stay healthy for September marathons. I've also reduced my runs to 5 per week now from the 6 I was doing. My goal is to be doing 40 miles/week by the end of August For some reason my pace time was over the moon quick last week for every single run, and I had to force myself to slow down during my Wed. rain run.
I also wanted to share a list presented by someone in a training group I belong to. This really spoke to me.
Here are 15 truths about marathon training:
1. Rarely is it easy
2. Within it, there exist quiet moments of desperation, triumph, heartache, joy, suffering, peace
3. It does not always strengthen your character, but it will always reveal it
4. Some days will challenge you physically, some will challenge you mentally. Either way, the challenge is to find a way
5. Seldom do excuses pay the bill
6. Eventually, the bill comes due
7. Failure can result, but it cannot be allowed to be the final result
8. The goal is achieved by a consistent willingness to do the work
9. No one can do it for you
10. You will not come out unscathed, it will hurt, tears will be shed, you will be changed
11. It seems impossible when you look beyond the simplest and most immediate task: finish this mile
12. You cannot fake it
13. No matter how difficult it becomes, return to your reason for continuing on
14. It's all about time: making the time, investing the time, prioritizing your time, making the most of your time
15. The best approach: remain humble, remain grateful, remain hope-filled
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Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.