Positive self talk, running books, and a coach have made all the difference with my running this year.
I’m running paces I never thought was possible. 👉🏼4 miles at tempo: 8:03•7:50•7:47•7:43
✨Trust in your ability to improve.
🚨My 200th Instagram post!! 🚨 •
Another 4 miles in the bag. Tried to increase my pace a bit, so I added some intervals at a faster pace. The struggle was real at times, but I’m learning from previous mistakes as I tend to run at one pace throughout an I think that has hindered my progress in the past. So I’m trying new things and I’m actually following a marathon training program despite not training for a marathon?!
I've gone from running in the 🌞 to chasing sunrises🌅 & wearing ALL. THE. REFLECTIVE GEAR.
Its a small price to pay though as this week's #morningrun westher has been nothing if not delightful. 👟
My lungs have appreciated it and my legs are starting to come out of the "slog" hibernation they werin for most of the summer 💥.
So I putting it out there to the universe 🌌 to save some of this glorious weather for the @marinecorpsmarathon next month!
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The @alterginc anti gravity treadmill is a game changer for athletes with joint pain and limitations! 😍 By reducing the weight you put on your joints in repetitious movements, such as running, you can get the cardiovascular benefits with less pain in the process💪🏼. #funfactfriday#alterg#sportsrecoveryannex
Chicago & New York City Marathon Training Day 66 #Project320 .
Final long run before Chicago is done. 20 miles before work in some tricky weather. Wet & windy and cold more than anything, the base layer made its first outing of the season today and yes I know, it’s full glorious sun in the photo 🤷🏼♂️ typical isn’t it, sun comes out for the last few miles.
So the plan was 10 miles at an easy 8:00 pace then step it up to 7:20-7:40 for the last 10. I wanted to push myself to the limit so went for 7:20 (faster than goal pace) I managed 6 miles at that pace before turning into the wind and missing 2 miles by 4 secs each. The final 2 miles were more of a battle to keep running than any pace, I wanted to get to 20 miles without stopping. I have only managed that twice before and so happy I did it today. The legs felt tired and heavy, they have gone through a lot of miles during this training cycle but now it is time to ease back and recover ready for race day.