I’m right at the tail end of marathon training and I really want to tell you that it is wonderful and I love it, but I’d be lying if I did. Until recently, this training cycle has been a real struggle for me. I am a creature of habit and my training showed it, which meant that my training runs became really, really boring. I often run in the same place and do the same workouts week after week, which was making it incredibly hard to get out the door.
I started writing this post in my head as I was walking home from what was supposed to be Day 1 of my new marathon training cycle, when all I could think about was “Kristin, this is definitely how not to train for a marathon”. Notice I said “supposed to be”? Yes, well, I’ll be pushing that back a week. I haven’t run at all since the Bainbridge Half, which was March 22nd, so roughly three weeks. My achilles tendonitis has been bugging me and to be honest, I wanted a break. I’ve been running and racing non-stop for a while and my body was not holding up well, throw in my crazy work schedule lately and it just wasn’t in the cards. It was a much needed and very welcome break.
I’m kind of stuck and don’t know what to do.
I do, but I don’t.