Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Watchout for burnout

Lately I've been so ready for the taper!!! I think I needed to have an earlier marathon. So far I've been training for four months, only run two races, and short ones at that! What's the point?
The routes are becoming a little tedious, not the miles, yet. Me thinks the hills are wearing down some resolve. I'm ready to taper! However, that's not the plan. Three weeks counting this one until the taper.
Some things that help: New socks on the way! A new insole on the way. New shoes...the marathon shoes...so pretty and fresh:)
The track 12 miler Saturday must've really worked me! I'm still running recovery pace. Today at around 6.5 miles I began to feel pretty good and noticed I fell into a solid MP for a spell.
I'm pretty tough so I think I will be able to hold on until taper time. One thing for sure...I'm trying! Peace.
Totals: 11.2 miles/ 2:06:44/ 11:19's.

9 comments:

aron said...

have you taken a cut back week lately? those seem to help with some burnout.

stay strong and focused you are SO close!!! taper will be here before you know it :)

Carlee said...

I agree with aron; could be the perfect time for one. sorry if i made you jealous with my taper-moaning! Your training seems to be going so well!

Marlene said...

I know that feeling of being ready to taper. I know I was ready when my time came. Keep working hard - your time will come soon!

Meg Runs said...

Taper is just around the corner, hang in there! Sounds like your training is going well so keep it up!

Shilingi-Moja said...

I find that limited variety in my routes becomes tedious, too. It's demotivating for me. Though I'm not training for anything, I'm struggling with that at the moment because of where I live (different scenarios but similar to your problem -- no place else to conveniently run).

Running, kind of. said...

Hang in there! Once you get the marathon shoes you will have to break them in!!!

What is a cut back week? this sounds good! I am going to look into that!

Seriusly, you are doing awesome!

Jamie said...

Definitely agree w/ aron. Cutback weeks help immensely! But some new running gear usually helps too. Keep up the great work, good luck finding new routes (or races!) to keep you interested. It will be here in no time and you will be ready!

Beth said...

You are tough and you are going to make it just fine. Hang in there. You are doing so well and it is just around the corner.

E-Speed said...

I am totally there! This past week I skipped the track workout in favor of some lighter cruise interval type miles and no tempo and I am amazed how much better I feel already!

If there is room for a cutback quality or miles this week I highly recommend it!

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