Oh man. I am so not prepared for marathon training this summer. Or well, summer in general.
Why do I live in Florida again?
I’ve been pretty consistent about doing 8-12 mile long runs for the past two months, and hitting between 20-25 miles a week, so it’s not about the miles. It’s about the damn humidity.
Awwww, so pretty. Looks are deceiving.
For example, I woke up relatively early on Sunday. I was out of my 10-miler around 7am, and about a mile into it the negative thoughts came pouring into my brain. Just one right after another – as the humidity sucked out all of my energy. Seriously, ALL OF IT. I really wanted to quit. I really wanted to run faster. I hated seeing my pace and knowing that I wasn’t going to be making it home anytime soon. Instead of listening to my inner voice, I just kept going. And somehow, I finished.
You can’t tell I’m sweating in this picture, but I think this is the most I’ve ever sweat in my life.
But seriously. Why did I sign up to run not one, but TWO fall marathons?? WHHHHHYYYYYYY?
How am I going to survive 16, 18, and 20+ miles in weather like this? (and yes, I will wake up earlier to get it done, but the humidity? Regardless of the sun, it will still be there) I am, obviously, a glutton for punishment.
So in other words, “Let the marathon complaining begin!!”
I AM creeping closer to finalizing a training plan. I’m just a tiny bit worried that it’s not realistic.
Can you even read this?
I had to rearrange some of my long runs due to a few social events (where I will be drinking a lot of alcohol), so there are a few weeks in there that look crazy.
I’m also seriously considering making that Thursday “Crosstrain” a Yoga class. Not that I’ve ever been to yoga, nor do I know it there is an actual class close to me, but as I was stretching last night I realized that this is now me….
And even then, it’s painful. We’ll see if I actually follow through with this though. In theory it sounds like a good idea. I think I need someone to force me to go with them (anyone looking for a Thursday night yoga buddy?).
And finally, I leave you with this…
This moment last all of 10 seconds. So glad I captured it. <3 <3 <3
Do you sweat like a beast? Yoga – yes or no?