This post coming to you from smack dab in the middle of marathon training. And...ZOMG. Consider my ass thoroughly kicked. I can't seem to get enough food/sleep/hugs, my knees are starting to complain and its getting harder and harder to push through some of the longer runs. This is supposed be fun...right?
It occurred to me recently, that if I'm feeling this burnt out this early, the training plan I chose may well be a bit ambitious. This week, I made the decision to scale back to the Novice 1 plan which is a bit gentler. We'll see if that helps the motivation and squeaky knees.
(I also gave myself an extra rest day last week. Shhhh.)
Race-wise, I've got a half marathon coming up in 2 weeks (through a wild horse refuge!!) and an 8-mile trail race the week after that and then that's it until October 9th's marathon.
I'm trying to remind myself that I'm doing this for ME- not to beat any time records or anything. And that I run because I love it.
But, truth be told, right now I'm looking forward to October 10th. :) At which point I'll probably look a lot like these folks: