This Saturday I ran a 5K on my treadmill. After I ran, I synced up my run and noticed something cool: it had been exactly one year since I had gotten back into running. One year ago I decided to run my first half marathon (which then lead to my first marathon) and started my training last March by running 5Ks and 10Ks.It’s amazing what a year of training can do:
Looking back really helped me put my training into perspective. Too often I get fixated on a lousy mile, or a bad day of training when I should be stepping back and looking my training as a whole. Yes, I will have bad training days – everybody does – but I need to start working on letting the bad training days go. Learn from them and move on.
I’m getting to a point in my current marathon training where its becoming hard to stay motivated and not let the bad days get to me. I’m 3 months away from Grandma’s Marathon, but it feels like an eternity. Once race season starts up in a month staying motivated will be much easier for me. Just one month left…I can do this!
QOTD: How do you stay motivated during non-race seasons?
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