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I don’t know about you but half marathon training is in full swing right now and I’m loving it. Last week I logged over 20 miles for the first time in a long time. I have been using a new training plan this time around from Runner’s World and it has been so nice to shake things up a bit.
I have a recovery week this week and I kinda wish I was doing a few more miles but I’m not complaining. But I did want to tell you about two little things that are new to my training this time around. OH and an announcement that benefits you!
The first is a new promise I made to myself.
Since last December when I went through all those heart tests only to learn that I have an elevated heart rate and always will, and by elevated I mean my avg HR during my 7 mile run this week was 162. I have had to come to terms with the fact that I just might not get much faster for long distances. Lately I’ve felt myself start to settle in to this new found knowledge and just accept it but there are times on a run where I wish I was running faster but I know that if I do, I’ll be walking before I know it. SO…I started chanting this new mantra to myself and it has REALLY helped me.
|My New Mantra|
It really reminds me that, for me, it is about the journey, the experience no matter the pace, those will always be the reasons I run.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Partnership..
Last year I teamed up with Rock ‘n’ Roll Race series to bring you discounts on the St. Louis and Chicago Half Marathons. I have good news…I’m doing it again.
Money for miles…
I have always been one to reward myself when I hit a goal and usually that takes the form of new workout gear (because I’m slightly obsessed). So this time around, I decided to put away $1.00 for every mile I run…then use that money to pay for my reward. I literally go for a run, then come home, get 4, 5 or 6 dollars out of my wallet and put it in the drawer. It will add up and make buying that new tank, shoes, watch whatever…guilt free!!
How do you motivate yourself?
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