Monday, June 21, 2010

One Week and Counting....

Next Monday at this time, I will have officially entered Marathon Training.  Usually I'm bursting at the seams to get started.  I have a confession though.  I kind of have an ambivilance heading into this cycle, which is not good.  You see, I've been tired. Worn out. Not sleeping well.  I don't know what the cause is?  I've pushed myself since January....perhaps it's my body's way of telling me I need a break.  Well, that's not going to happen.  Add to that my injury anxiety and I'm just plain dreading next week.  I don't feel confident at all about my ability to handle this cycle.  I've ran a total of 6 miles in the past week.  Now granted, I felt good and just a bit tight the day after, but it has me worried.  I intend on following the same beginner's plan I did last time.  That way I only have to run 4 days/week and I know I'll be prepared to simply finish.  My one and only goal of every race!  I keep thinking of myself running the marathon course and how great I felt running my first marathon.  I can only hope I feel that good this time!  I have this fear that all the stars were simply aligned perfectly last time and that's the only way I finished (despite not missing a single training mile/run).  I'm still also hoping I can find someone to share this journey with.  I know I can do it alone, but those long runs would be so much more appealing if I had someone to do them with!  I went back to the running group this past Saturday, so hopefully something will pan out there.  Otherwise I may be posting an add on Craigslist....I kid, I kid!  Anyway, any words of inspiration and motivation to get started on this new training cycle are greatly appreciated.  Have a great week!

7 comments:

Maureen said...

I think that sometimes I have to accept that there are going to be times where your body just hates you. I feel that way sometimes. I remember how great I felt for a run or workout and then I feel awful and it annoys me. I think that's why running is so hard to stay consistent with. You're going to have bad times and bad races. It's depressing and it sucks.

Maybe try new gear? I know new shoes or clothes make me happy!

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TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

HMM? Why are my miles so high? Well, when I got certified as a running coach the instructors suggested I build my base to about 40 miles a week to race my best half marathon. So I took their advice. And now that I am running that much (which is more than I ever ran for any marathon), my ex, Mr. Marathon started looking a lot more appealing. It's like any abusive relationship. He hurts you and you say you'll never go back. And then you think things have changed so you give it another shot ... so yes, Mr. Marathon and I are reuniting in Indianapolis on October 16th.

Good luck with your training!

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