Marathon Diaries – 3
I’m currently pushing out 3 or 4 10ks a week. Totalling somewhere between 18 and 24 miles. But there Are also a few weeks where I have only managed 12-15 miles. I know I’m going to need to push this to 30 miles a week at least in the coming months and that’s a little terrifying.
I’m finding my motivation lift which is great, but I have a couple of ways to help kickstart this if I don’t feel it happening organically!
1. Following Fancy folk! I follow some pretty inspirational runners out there on social media and that helps when I’m feeling lethargic. If I can fill my feed with people being active it makes me feel a little guilty/jealousif I’m not joining in!
If you’re in need of some names check out Runselfierepeat, mileposts, and veggierunners to name a few! Yes they are all women, but I’m a woman so it’s a little easier to relate!
2. New kit! I’ve also invested in a running watch, this new bit of kit has been a big push to get me out the door. It’s actually been really useful and pushed me into the 9 minute mile category which i haven’t managed in a while!! Looking back at heart rate and time splits shows me where I can push harder and when I need to keep more of a steady pace!