So Friday night just before I turned in for the night I told you how I just wasn’t feelin’ it as far as marathon training was going. I keep skipping out on my mid-week runs because frankly I’ve been choosing sleep or long walks with the doodle instead.
Saturday morning I had the alarm set for 6am and planned to be out and running by 7. At 6:45 while I was walking Duncan I felt rushed and wanted to just sit down on my living room floor with coffee and my foam roller.
So that’s what I did. I took an hour to sip the java and roll out every inch of the legs and wouldn’t ya know at 8am I was totally excited for my run. It’s been about 10 degrees cooler each morning which was in the back of my mind when I chose the extra hour to chill.
I banged out my 10 miler at a nice consistent pace (not fast but comfortable) and felt like I might have been able to run a bit farther. This is a breakthrough! I visualized the marathon course and where I might plan for Mr. SOTSS and his family to spectate. I visualized Fred Lebow’s statue by Engineer’s Gate at mile 23 when you enter into Central Park and I visualized that finish line.
For now, I am pretty sure that I pushed my “meh” to the curb =)
I’m already preparing to run 3 miles on Tuesday morning before work (and now that I’ve shared this on the Internet I better not back out!) and a mid-length run on Thursday of maybe 7ish miles. And then I’ll get a planned long run of 15 miles in over Labor Day weekend plus possibly a short recovery run as well.
Sometimes it’s just about acknowledging those feelings and once you do they lose their power and fade away.
What do you need to acknowledge? Tell me here and then you can let those feelings fade away. Your welcome