The last two months have clearly been a struggle — but last night I had a three mile run… and I FELT AMAZING! I kept reminding myself that the first mile is the hardest — and that the first two weeks coming back to full training are the toughest…
My mental game was on point — my nutrition was balanced — and I felt so great!!
Week of Training Planned//Actual
Monday — Foam Roll // Rested
Tuesday — 2 Miles // OFF
Wednesday — Yoga // OFF
Thursday — 2 Miles // Ran 2.02 miles — with walk breaks and 3 quarter mile sprint repeats
Friday — Prehab and Stretch//OFF
Saturday — 3 miles // OFF
Sunday — OFF// 3 miles at conversational pace
How it felt
My body feels great, but tight. I need to remember to stretch and not push too hard.
The long run on Sunday night was by far the best feeling run — it was cold and overcast, so I wasn’t sweating as much as I used to. After the first mile or so, my body just felt right. I remembered all the reasons why I run and forgot all the negative or doubty thoughts I had been having.
I visualized crossing the finish line of my half marathon and how it would feel to cross the finish line of my marathon. I kept my brain on my goals — not on my fears. It makes such a difference!
Goals for Next Week
- Fidelity to training plan – 100%
- Listening to my body – (i.e. — sleep when tired, eat when hungry, stop when full, stretch and recover when sore…)
- New goal — read a chapter of my book per week.
What are you goals this week?
How did last week’s training go for you?
How do you stay motivated throughout training?