Well, they can’t all be gems.
Boston Marathon Training Summary
Training Summary Stats:
- Total Running: 37 miles
- Total Yoga: 1 hour
- Total Weights: zero
- Total Cross Train: 1 Spin Class
It was bound to happen after 8 solid weeks of training. But this was a tough week no doubt about it. I was just tired! I slept almost two extra hours each day, pulled my workouts back quite a bit and took two full rest days. I felt like I was running harder, but everything was slower than I’d expect at this point. It felt a little bit like the runner burnout that I had last year. I did the 11 mile double tempo run on Tuesday and the San Diego Half Marathon Sunday and the rest of my runs were 4-6 miles and pretty slow and difficult. Definitely hoping to get my runner spirits back this week after taking it easy last week.
How I’m Feeling
Patience, patience, patience. When I was running well in 2012 and early 2013, it was because I had been consistently running well for months and months. I’m only two into this, so I will be grateful for where I am. This is the same talk I had to give to myself about a month ago, and I’m imagine the same talk I’ll have to give to myself in another month.
I don’t feel bad about taking it easy and skipping a few workouts last week. I am a person who absolutely loves to exercise. Because of that, when I don’t want to — I just don’t. I figure it’s my body telling me something. If I force myself to go when I’m in no mood, I feel like I may build resentment for the activity, and then is completely counter productive.
This week I plan to follow the schedule and smile. I have 7 weeks to go and I have come a long way since week 1. I will remain very optimistic about where I’ll be on race day. I think it might also be time to invest in a new pair of NEWTON running shoes. I saw more on the course this year than ever! People ask me all the time about which shoe I love, and without a doubt it’s these bad boys. They are a bit pricy, but they are most certainly worth it! A new pair of shoes might quite literally, but a bounce back in my step!
Back to the grind this week, all continues to go well in Teresa’s land of Boston Marathon Training.
And like always, I am grateful for this opportunity.
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