Each Tuesday I’ll be sharing marathon training wrap-ups, so if you’re into this sorta thing, these will be the days! Also make sure to follow #RunnarounddRunsDisney on social feeds for more sweat.
This one’s about the long run. Well, the lack thereof. The missed miles. The fall-shorts.
One month down! I really can’t believe we’re already one month into marathon training. I jumped back to my fourth marathon training post from last year to see what kind of headspace I was in; to see how I was feeling compared to this year. I wrote:
“Last week I questioned my emotional investment a handful of times because I’m scared of not making it to the finish line. But when it comes down to it, I just need to woman-up and do the damn thing.”
Wow. Nailed it. Lindsay from a year ago was so wise—and brutal. Lindsay from a year ago also didn’t really know what she was getting herself into. She knew the runs were going to get longer and harder, but she didn’t know quite how long and hard it was going to feel to train for a marathon with Dystonia. The only thing she knew was she CHOSE this race. She picked her pain, and she had to get the damn thing done every single day.
Lindsay from this year needs to take notes from Lindsay from last year.
Because this weekend I didn’t do the damn miles. I gave up on the damn miles. I let those miles run me. Not cool.
I had 10 miles planned. I cycled 50 miles the day before but still felt fresh. I already spilled my feelings about this run. But when I got home and sulked about my sub-stellar run, it only made me more motivated to get myself on track to hit miles like I should.
So. The rundown:
Two bike rides.
One and a half HIIT workouts.
One rest day.
Proud of that. We. Are. Doing this!