MARATHON TRAINING WEEK 3: Body VS Mind
Week 2 out of 18 have now been completed, and I have to admit that I am still struggling with getting back into the swing of things.
Strength training last week absolutely KILLED my legs, which resulted in a rather painful training week. Don’t let my smile fool you, last week was though, not just on my body but on my mind as well.
My confidence is really taking a hit with still being so unfit. I mean, LOOK AT ME! The sweat was literally dripping off my entire face as I struggled to complete 3 miles with heavy and painful legs.
As a person who has endured physical pain on a daily basis for so many years, my pain threshold has become super high, which in turn has made me a bit worried about injuring myself whilst training as I am pretty good at “pushing through the pain” – it was a survival technique for so many year and I automatically apply it for running.
So Im trying to be good by walking and stretching during my runs when the pain gets too much. It’s annoying and it makes me question whether or not I actually need to take a break or if I am just being lazy…
ARGH! It is a very frustrating feeling when you have the will and mindset to do something but your body can’t handle it. Im constantly reminding myself that I still have a long journey ahead, so I should just relax a little, but it is much harder than it sounds!
Anyway, this is what my training week looks like:
MARATHON TRAINING WEEK 3
MON: REST – Done
TUE: Strength training & 3 miles – Done
WED: 4 miles – Done
THU: Strength training & 3 miles – Done without strength
FRI: REST – Done
SAT: Cross training – No cross training
SUN: 5 miles – Done, did 6 miles with Cata
Let’s see if I can manage to be less of a drama queen this week and just do the damn thing instead.