The other day I was discussing massages and where I normally go to get a massage. I said to my friend that when I used to be marathon training I had the plan with Hand and Stone.
She looked at me and said, “Your marathon training now.”
Oh Yeah. And then we laughed.
I’ll be honest it doesn’t feel like it.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been running. I’ve been doing what I should be doing. Although truth be told, I do need to get a few more miles in a week, but I’ve been running. I’m wondering if it doesn’t feel like training so much yet, because right now my focus has been on my fundraising which is really my priority. Also, I am training to finish strong and not for a time which makes it different. I am not doing any specific paces in my training. I am not doing speed workouts. Although I have started coaching summer elementary track again and those kids make me run fast with them, so that should count. But I am not getting a training plan weekly that needs to be followed to the letter T if possible. I am just doing.
Right now, I’m liking just doing what I’m doing. Ir’m running the miles. I’m getting it done and I’m feeling more confident in my running. Best of all, I’m not stressing about any of it.
I’m still playing around with the run to walk ratio. Today I took my running indoors to a treadmill to avoid the 100 degree temps. Normally I hate running on the treadmill, but today it was good. I think I liked it because I was able to control my pace and my inclines. Today there were no inclines:) I have been doing a run/walk ratio of 3 to 45 seconds. Today I did 7 to 1 minute. I thought this was a good fit. I’m not sure if it would work outside, but I will try it when given the chance.
So now that I’ve been reminded that I’m marathon training what will change?
I still plan to try to stay relaxed and just enjoy the process, the race, and the ability to help an important cause.