Well, I am officially back at it: Marathon training! Today is W1D4, I hate to remind myself that it is all uphill from here, BUT, I also keep in mind that I will get stronger and better with each run.
I have to get back in the groove of getting into the “running mind-set”. This is the place in my brain where I can go during runs to think of anything but running. I was unable to do this last night during an easy 3 mile training run. You would have thought I was running 20 miles, up-hill, in the snow, but in unbearable heat. The first 3 quarters of a mile flew by, but then I just hit a wall that I could not break through.
It is runs like this that remind me that running is 35% physical and 65% mental. Maybe even more than that. If I can just get in the right head space, I can run for days, not matter what my training has looked like.
So step one in marathon training: do some meditation and find that head space again. I can generally find it during a race, but I need it honed and perfected before October.
I just got a book from the library called “Chi Running“, which focuses on effortless running and getting into a good head space, so hopefully this will help.
Are you training for anything this summer?
Hope you are all well!