This morning during my 5 mile run I had to remind myself that marathon training is not supposed to be easy. If it was easy, it would be something that only 1% of people accomplish. When I am struggling on a run I tend to get frustrated. Reminding myself that it is supposed to be challenging keeps me focused and lets me enjoy the pain.
I ran 5.16 miles in 47:40, a 9:14/mile pace. The second half of my run was much faster than the first half because that is when I remembered if it was easy, everybody would do it!
Right when I got home, I got on the floor and started stretching. I did 23 minutes of foam rolling and stretching, and it felt great. Some of my favorite stretches for runners:
Time to have a prodictive day because I have so much to do by Tuesday. I will be working a lot over the weekend, but will squeeze in some fun stuff like BBQ and pool time along with Yoga in the Park and a 12 miler on Sunday. Double digits, here I come! It’s been awhile!