We all have one in our training plan and some of us have lots but I finally had a crappy long run that was mostly me to blame. No rain, wind, snow or ice. Just me and a bad attitude and probably a little tired. For a day or two I had some doubt about my long runs.
“OMG, what if my next long run is bad too”
“My next long run is 17 miles, I can’t do that”
“I barely ran 14 miles at a horrible pace, next weeks pace will be worse”
“You are the worst runner ever!”
“You call yourself a marathoner”
Who knows, my next long run might be crappy again and that’s OKAY! Not every run is going to be sprinkled with love by the running gods. It’s those long crappy runs that help you to build character and mentally be able to push through at the end of the race.
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Speedwork, 1 mile WU, 6-800s on the treadmill, 1 mile CD
Wednesday: 45 mins spinning, 15 min abs and arms.
Thursday: 3 mile run in the morning, 4 miles after work and Pure Barre class
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 1.5 mile warm up, 5K race, 9.4 miles after. 14 total
Sunday: 90 mins of hot yoga at Prana Bodhi
Total Mileage: 27 miles
I saw this Sunday night on Pinterest and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s supposed to be for yoga but I think it can easily be applied anywhere.