No one ever said that training to run a marathon would be easy… but it will be worth it!
|Last Thursday’s Renegade workout|
On many occasions, I will head home after I leave the gym and knock out 3-4 miles on the TM or 10-15 miles on the bike, so the miles are still there, just in smaller quantities.
I also have found that I really look forward to the long Saturday morning training runs. They have really shown me that I can do this. Not only have I been able to increase the miles successfully each week, but I have also been able to keep my pace. This past weekend, I finished the 10 mile training run faster than my average pace for the Brewers Mini Marathon last fall, so we still moving forward. I may not be the fasted one out there, but I am getting it done!
Anyone who is a runner, is used to having people tell them they are crazy (yes, this is actually a compliment to many of us!) and I heard that this weekend! Not only did I complete my 10 mile training run, right after I finished, I drove around the corner to the gym (I drove, only because I had to move my car – next time, maybe I should just park AT the gym), warmed up, grabbed a foam roller, did some stretching and then joined the 10am Cardio Circuit class for 45 minutes of “fun”. Yes, I probably am on the edge of insane, but if I can pull off a 45 minute cardio circuit, I just proved to myself that there are more miles that I could have run!
Oh yeah…. I got up Sunday morning to catch another 45 minute fitness Renegade Cardio Circuit with Ty!
So, no matter what your running goals are for this year, they are going to push you to run further, run longer and probably make you wonder why you decided to do it, but don’t give up!
It will be worth it in the end (at least that is what they say!)