The race is coming up so fast and it can be a little intimidating. It is hard to keep sight of the goal when you’re smack in the middle of your training and you are tired and sore. The past two weeks were really hard for many different reasons, including this, forgetting the end goal when you have another 6-8 mile run. Finding time in a busy college schedule with finals and group projects and sorority meetings is HARD. But we all have busy schedules. Finding that will to carry on with training and remember why you started is so imperative to your success. Whether that means going to bed early so you can get in a sunrise run, or moving around your schedule to make sure you have time in the evening. I’m not telling you that your life has to be completely about your training, but if you are serious about your race then you should take your training seriously.
It is really exciting to go through training and feel myself getting stronger and faster. I am starting to feel my training catching up to me, I’m more fatigued and sore but I can do so much more than when I started. So it’s all a matter of perspective. With only 7 weeks left in my training, I am hitting the peak and starting to average 30-40 miles a week, which is more than I really have ever done. Cross training is also helping me a lot, I will either go to Pure Barre or do yoga on my own for easier days. Everyone should do cross training!! It helps you avoid injuries, stretch out, and build up muscles that will help your main training.
So when you really don’t want to get that workout in, remember why you started. Remember what your goal is and why you are achieving it, and it might make getting that workout done a little easier, and I guarantee you will feel so much better after.