I’m running a half marathon in 20 days! YIKES!! It is hard to believe that a race weekend is fast approaching. This training has been interesting to say the least. My training has been to complete the race not run to PR. I’m finally learning to accept my limits and enjoy the abilities I’m given.
Set back after set back I feel like i’m in a good place with my training. Last week was a long run of 10 miles, this weekend is 11 and next weekend is 12. I felt good after my 10 mile run, tired but good. I ran and accepted the way my body was feeling. I didn’t try to push myself into a dangerous place. Staying healthy is most important. These 3 weeks are probably going to be the hardest, Next week will be the hardest week of my training.
I’m nervous about my long runs but I enjoy being out there, running alone with my thoughts and goals. These 3 weeks are key to completely my race and feeling good about my results. I feel like in every training session you have a spot where things get tough and that is where the improvement lies. 8 miles seemed hard, then 10 seemed hard but now i’m staring at 11 miles. I know i’m going to be tired, I know i’m building to improve, and I know this is the meat of the training and this is what will make race day that much more enjoyable.
I’m nervous about tomorrow but i’m excited for what lies ahead.