Getting uncomfortable

This post was entirely inspired by Rather Be Runnin’ -her post was precisely what I needed to see on my feed this morning!

I’m really enjoying the challenges of the training season so far; I did my first 10-miler last weekend, which felt like a milestone run and gave me a lot of much-needed confidence. Nonetheless, I’ve been playing it safe with my training so far. With my long-term injury, then a virus, and then fully-fledged asthma, it’s not like I’ve been inventing excuses.

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But still, it’s time to push myself a little more. Instead of running “easy” 5 or 6 days a week, including a lot of junk miles (as I would in off-season), I need to focus more on quality as opposed to quantity. It’s about being more committed to my plan, and being prepared to get well and truly out of my comfort zone. After all, I’ll want to arrive at the start line on race day knowing I gave it my all. So this week involves a tempo session, speedwork and a marathon pace-ish long run…eek!

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JK I’ll be doing sprints

Essentially what I’m saying is that I’ll be listening to the experts, not charging ahead like a bull in a china shop. I’ll be running hard, recovering, resting and eating nutritious, wholesome foods. Oh, and I’ll be getting a ton of sleep. 10 o’clock bedtimes here I come!

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What are your top tips for getting the most out of training?

Lots of love,

Pippa

 

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10 thoughts on “Getting uncomfortable

  1. I like to remind myself during a hard effort that that’s precisely what this is: only a moment of hard efforts!! And that moments pass all too quickly. Make use of every opportunity to create a stronger tomorrow! Great post!

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  2. top tip…dont do too much too fast. i tried to do a bunch of speedwork quickly and probably not at the right pace and ended up getting a stress fracture. train hard but remember those recovery runs are really important. good luck!!!!! oh and dont forget hill work 😀

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