Through the Sweat Pink Ambassador community I’ve been privileged to meet many inspiring bloggers. Amy from Running Escapades is one of those bloggers – make sure to check out her site and say hello! Over on Amy’s blog she does a weekly post called training truths; I fell in love with the idea and have decided to ‘steal’ it. So instead of recapping week two’s Marine Corps Marathon training, I’m going to give you the training truths I learned from this week. Thanks Amy for the great idea!
Training truth #1: Running in the rain is fun….for the first 2 miles. Anything after that and I’m miserable. Wednesday I did a 4 mile solo run and it rained the entire time, well except for the times that it was a torrential downpour – that goes in a different category than rain. I think I should stick to dancing in the rain.
Training truth #2: Soggy shoes = purple, pruny toes. Oy, need I say more??
Training truth #3: Training plans = accountability. I absolutely love the structure a training plan provides me. It would have been incredibly easy on Wednesday to get home and decide not to run due to the weather. BUT my training plan reminded me so nicely that I had a 4 miler to knock out and (thanks to my hectic life schedule deciding to intervene with my running schedule) I knew I wouldn’t have an opportunity to make the run up if I missed it. In my mind, any run that I miss can have a huge impact on my ability to run the Marine Corps Marathon in the time I want. Since I’m running the MCM in memory of my brother I want to make sure to give it everything I’ve got.
Training truth #4: Going to college full time, working full time and marathon training is hard. And time consuming. And I’m pretty sure I have no life right. Hello graduation in 2 weeks!
Training truth #5: The best way to get to know a city is on foot. I have noticed more cute little restaurants, awesome wall murals, and fantastic architecture in the past year running then I have the entire time I’ve lived here.
Well there they are, my training truths from last week. I hope you enjoyed them. In my week 1 update I was aggravated at myself for my lack of foam rolling and yoga. This week I made sure to get at least a few sessions in with each. Next week introduces hill training into my life – oh boy. (Honestly, I’m looking forward to doing something other than an easy run.)