Marathon Monday: Three Weeks Out

10.17.2016


I started trying to write this post yesterday. First I tried to think of motivational things to say about marathon training, then I tried to think about witty things to say, then I just tried to regurgitate the facts. Anything to form some semblance of a legit training recap post.

Instead, all of those thoughts were thoroughly exhausting to me.

At this point, I got nothing. I'm tired of running, I'm tired of talking about running, I'm tired of thinking about it, writing about it, complaining about it. I really just want it to be done.

My heart and body and head weren't really in it for the past two weeks. I've decided multiple times that 5 months was too long of a time to train. I keep telling myself the marathon itself will be easier than my long training runs because for once it won't be 7 million degrees out but what if it is? Or what if it snows or hurricanes? I'm not prepared for that AT all. Nor am I prepared for hills because I've done very little hills training. I feel guilty for complaining anytime I read Ali's blog or think about the parallel universe in which I can't run because of some health or physical circumstance and Can't Run Bri tells me I'm the worst for taking my health and bod for granted.

And on and on these thoughts go.

So there's my motivational, witty post for this week. 21 more days.

NYC Marathon Training Week 17: 10/3/16 - 10/9/16
  • Ran 1 Day For a Total of 7 miles
  • Average Pace: 10'59" /mi
  • Strength Training: 0x
  • Yoga: 0x
NYC Marathon Training Week 18: 10/10/16 - 10/16/16
  • Ran 3 Days For a Total of 22.03 miles
  • Average Pace: 12'16" /mi
  • Strength Training: 0x
  • Yoga: 0x
Rachel Richards said...

I could understand how you're getting burned out. Stay the course, you're almost there!

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