A very smart and clever woman recently said I phrase I have grown to love – “I am bored with this”.
Who is this clever woman you ask? Well it is Heather from the Real Housewives of Orange County (Duhhh).
Lately I have been inserting this phrase into my life wherever (and whenever) possible, because I think it is so hilarious (and applicable). Whether I am waiting in line at Target, attending a dull meeting or inserted into a dramatic situation I have no interest in being a part of, you can bet that I am “bored with it”.
And let me tell you – I have recently become very “bored” with my marathon training. The long runs are exhausting. The 4am alarm clocks are tiring. And the schedule I must adhere to is overwhelming.
I am so over marathon training, that I am starting to loathe it. I want race day to be here so freaking bad, and yesterday marked four weeks from the New York City Marathon. I am starting to panic that I might not be able to make it another month of these hard runs and early mornings. And that I might lose my drive and determination that I had going 2 months ago.
The first part of my training was awesome. I was running like a rock star, and breaking all my previous training PR’s. I felt like I was on cloud nine and could go out and run a 6:45 pace whenever the heck I wanted. But now? It is a totally different story.
The last two weeks have been full of semi-disappointing runs. They feel so hard, and I feel so tired. Last week I had to QUIT a speed session halfway through. I NEVER quit my training runs, so this was not an easy pill to swallow. Although I have started to feel a bit better the last couple days, I am still not back to “me”, and I am freaking out that I don’t know how to get back there, and that I won’t get back there to break a 3:30 marathon.
Now I request your help….how do I get back to my determined state I was in just a few weeks ago? And how do I get my fast legs back to running sub 7 minute miles without a problem?!
Help!! All tips, advice and suggestions are welcome!!