Marathon training Day 52
I had a 5 mile tempo run on the books.
I got off work a little early today, so I went out to the West Orange Trail where it’s a little flatter, and also there is some tree cover which serves as a wind break. I’m really SICK of wind.
Nothing is really feeling good. Nothing feels injured…but everything feels super sore and tight.
I did the run. It wasn’t a tempo run though. I really consider myself lucky to have completed the 5. I never got my breathing under control, a lot of the running felt just terrible. Kind of unfortunate as it was a lovely cold day here in Florida. High of 66.
I went back over to the gym to take a shower. Before that I talked to the gym trainer for a while, and eventually just decided I needed my “High Five” from my coach.
In truth, I just needed some support. I am feeling a lot of fatigue and discouragement. It’s that time in the Marathon training. My Coach grinned and said I had the lower lip quiver down perfectly.
He did oblige with a high five, he also helped me to see that I am NOT lazy, I am actually tired. It’s been a tough ramp up. I think the next 3-4 weeks will be the worst. He did say he wanted more rest days, but the schedule didn’t allow for them. I reminded him that he said this race was OK.
I feel much more supported after that discussion, which lasted about 3-6 minutes tops.
I admit though, my enthusiasm for training is at an all time low…