The problem with Fall marathons is that you have to train through the summer and vacations. My family has a standing date with a lake in Vermont every August. Last summer I had fire in my belly and trained accordingly. This summer, I’m quit a bit more relaxed in my training and did not train accordingly.
As of today, there are only 56 days till the marathon. It’s time to get out of vacation mode. I will say that I was not totally lazy during my time at the lake. I did average more than 10,000 steps a day which is about 5 miles of walking a day. Also the morning before we left, I did go for a long run of 13 miles. Then in Vermont, I went for one 6 mile run and a 16 mile bike ride and anyone whose been to Vermont knows those hills are no joke. So this seemed like a nice trade off.
Now I’m home. The bags are unpacked. The laundry will never be done, but as a mother of 3 it never really is anyway. So it’s time to get back out there. I toyed with going today, but my legs were sore so I went for a spa pedicure instead.
Tomorrow is another day and I plan to make the best of it. I know that I need another long run. I don’t have the fire in my belly right now to train with hills, cut-downs, and everything else. What I do have though is the determination to get the miles in and be prepared for 26.2.
It’s all good.
Chasing….. Getting it done
I totally understand the difficulty of training for a marathon (or any type of endurance race) during the summer. Hopefully, the worst of the heatwaves are behind us.