So you guys, I tend to be a super positive person. I’m good at looking on the bright side and seeing the silver lining, but this has been a tough start to winter training! How’s it going for you?
I’m only into week 2 of marathon training and I’m already having some doubts about how I’m going to survive this training cycle. My current struggles:
- So many treadmill miles! I just do not enjoy running in the bitter cold, and even if I did, there has been too much ice and snow to get outdoors the last two weeks.
- My treadmill may be having issues: I’m pretty sure I messed something up… after playing with the incline for a hilly run last week, it doesn’t seem to have ever gone completely back down…
- I’m battling a nasty cough! The girls had it off and on in the fall, and it finally hit me in the last week. I haven’t been sick in a long time- and it’s usually a one day thing. I’m so impatient waiting for it to go away!
- I’ve had the energy to run, but no extra gears for speed- just slogging along. I’m glad I can still run, but I want my energy back!
Okay, end of rant. I don’t think a spring marathon is a good idea for me going forward- can you all help remind me of that the next time I think a spring full sounds like a good idea?!
Thankfully, yesterday and today have been gorgeous, in the 40’s! And this morning I met up with two running friends that I haven’t seen for several weeks, and that was amazing, of course. I needed this little break from the cold. Onward and upward!
When does your motivation drop off? Summer? Winter? Spring allergies?
Do you typically train through the winter, or use it as an off season?