Week one of my marathon training cycle, I remember it like it was yesterday. Picture my fresh legs, big dreams, and heart full of joy and happiness. I couldn’t wait to get started on my path to dominate my next marathon, so I started my training a day early. As I looked ahead on my training calendar, eighteen weeks seemed like an eternity. Naturally, the mileage and big workouts deep into the plan intimidated me, but I figured by then, that would all be a piece of cake. Just one week at a time, right?
Thirteen of those weeks later, here I am. Picture a shell of my former self. I can only describe what I’m experiencing in terms a marathoner can understand; I have hit The Wall and I’ve hit it hard. That’s right, my friends! The wall isn’t just an experience you get to endure at mile twenty-ish of your marathon. If you’re anything like me, you may be hitting a wall somewhere around three-quarters of the way through your training cycle.
Sounds terrible, right? Well, it is a little terrible, but there is hope. Here’s how to know if you’ve hit the marathon training wall and some tips to get to the other side! Read more >>