You know how there are runs that build your confidence up big time and then runs that blow up your confidence into 4,000 teeny tiny pieces? Yesterday’s run was the latter.
During the run yesterday I had a recurring thought—> “How in the world am I going to be able to keep up my goal pace in just two weeks for 26.2 miles when 10 fastish miles is nearly killing me (actually, I think it did kill me for at least a few minutes).” I felt defeated. That is for sure.
After thinking about it a bunch I have to remember a few things—> after 14.8 weeks of training hard, my body is just wasted. Marathon training cycles are long so by the time I start the taper I am going to most definitely feel tired. After 2 weeks of tapering and taking it easy I will feel a lot better on race day. This last week (well, mainly Thursday) was emotionally lame. Josse told me yesterday after my run that I am not allowed to even think about boys/dating etc until after the marathon to avoid any extra stress etc. I always forget how much my emotions affect my running and I think they were yesterday for sure.
I do have to remember that I pushed through it and that I am stronger now because of it. Hopefully I just got the bad run out of the way so that I have a really good run at Boston.
2 mile warm-up, 10 miles @ average of 6:52 pace, 2.7 mile cool-down. I did stop once during the tempo to take off my jacket and grab a drink of water from my mom’s car. My mom and Brooke were out and about doing errands… I told them my route before I left and they came and waved along the way.
Stopped at the end for a few minutes to just stare at the mountains.
All of my long runs so far have been done early in the morning and yesterday I wanted a little bit of a dress rehearsal for Boston by starting late. I started running at about 9:30 and it was cold when I started but hot by the end.
I highly recommend starting your run near a gas station so that you can go directly inside afterwards to grab a nice cold drink as soon as possible.
Brooke is really into bowling these days and my sweet parents play quite a lot of rounds with her.
My mom, my sister, brooke and I had a GNO.
Afterwards the sis and I had a few more things to pick up for Easter. Twix eggs are the best.
We did the Easter egg decorating thing and then when Brooke went down I raided the Easter candy.
Today will be spent egg hunting, general conference watching and Peeps eating.
How will you be spending today?
Had any confidence building runs lately?
Hard boiled eggs= delicious or not so much?