7 miles tempo
8:43 avg pace
M1 – 10:00
M2 to M5 – 8:06
M6 to M7 – 9:30
…and I felt great the whole time. Exactly 3 months to the NJ Marathon 🙂
Let’s talk motivation. My motivation for writing this post came from Elizabeth Waterstraat. Her blog is awesome, she’s hysterical. Her post yesterday was called No Excuses. Please read it because it’s very good!
It’s no secret that I love running. Running has become as habitual as brushing my teeth and (almost) as enjoyable as ice cream. I love to push myself and my body. I like to set goals and work hard. I find it extremely rewarding.
I don’t find myself lacking motivation to run too often..mostly due to my slight running addiction 🙂 My motivation is most likely to wane post-marathon. Maybe it’s burn out or my mind’s way of telling me to take it easy. So that’s what I do and then I start to crave running all over again.
Some days it’s hard to get out the door. I think of it this way: you always feel better after a run. I have never regretted a run. Never. But I sure as hell regretted skipping a run.
Stop making excuses! Elizabeth’s post talks a lot about this. My favorite part of her post is “the excuse is always the easy way out…bucking up and getting the work done, that’s the hard stuff”.
Or, in the words of Nike, Just Do It.
Angie @ The Fitness Apple says
Wow that is a great time for a run! Your so inspiring glad I found your blog to inspire my own runs!
I totally agree! I took a 3-month hiatus from running after the RnR Philly 1/2 in September…picked it up again in January and ran 90 miles that month. The rest was definitely needed AND good for me.
Yeah Vira! Rest is so important and often overlooked.
Kimberly @ Im Not Done says
I always struggle with motivation after a marathon!
Maybe it’s the lack of structure – I get so use to having a training plan to tell me when to run, for how long, etc. So when I’m left to my own devices I’m lost!
Yes! That’s definitely a factor in my post-marathon laziness.