I hate writing training logs. I always have. But now I’m like … the fearless leader or something (ha! fearless. *coughcoughbullsh*tcough*), so I’m feeling the need to lead by example! So I went to write a training log, but it just felt so … out of context. Things have changed a lot for me since I last posted anything about training!
I’ve been encouraging other Saltines to write updates and catch you readers up on what’s going on with them, but totally forgot that I haven’t posted anything about training in like … two years? Three? When I write it’s about the swirls of thoughts in my head, not usually about training. My wheelhouse is the feelings about running, and the mindset and willpower. Stats are boring to me, like talking about highway directions at a family function.
Isn’t it funny how much mindset and willpower and your feelings can affect your stats, though? And vice-versa?
The last few years, running has been really … uh … weird for me. I ran a lot of marathons in a row; NYC in November 2015 (3:55 with a perfect, relaxed race), then the Flying Pig in April 2016 (4:05 with mad food-poisoning bonking), then Erie in September 2016 (3:48! A perfect-perfect, hard-effort race!), then the Flying Pig again in April 2017 (4:03 with a host of physical and emotional bullsh*t). It’s exhausting just thinking about that! And it’s no wonder that, while training for the last one, I found myself unable to think about going for a run without hating the very idea. Read more >>