It’s that time of the marathon training cycle where I feel like that is all I am doing!
The other day, I read a great tweet by Sally Bergesen, the Founder and CEO of Oiselle. In it she said “The grind is the glory”. I love that, it is so true! Reiterates how anything worth achieving is going to take a lot of work and determination- the “grind”. I also admire what Jim Afremow says in his book “A Champion’s Mind“- one must deliberately and fiercely chase their dreams. Cheers to that.
Last weekend I ran the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in Chicago with my teammate Amy Cole.
Training for the Riga Marathon meant I had 100 miles on the week but since we no longer had a full team entered in the competition I thought I would still go for it and see what I could do. Turns out that during the race I thought I was running faster than I actually was, so that was a bummer. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Ha!
I came in 4th out of 17k females, exactly one second behind 3rd, gahhhhh!!! I was pretty disappointed that I didn’t push myself more. Learning to hurt in those shorter distances is definitely something I am working on. Although I was disappointed in my average pace, it is always fun to race and being in Chicago got me very excited for the marathon in October. Amy and I had a great time and a fun weekend relaxing and racing!
A few weeks ago we had a visitor out to get in some warm weather training. Gussie misses seeing her best girlfriend every morning. 🙂
And, did you know it is supposed to be 97 degrees here on Thursday??? Too soon, too soon. Time for early morning wake up calls….
Hope everyone’s training is going well, and if you have any tips for traveling/racing overseas I would love to hear them!
Run happy, friends!