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Struggling is Good. | The Hungry Runner Lady


(Bra, tank, shorts, sneakers, socks)

That was an extended and difficult exercise.  I may have gone again to mattress for 12 hours after this one.

I’m consuming gels alllllll of the time to get my physique used to them.  I made an enormous fueling mistake at Boston in 2015 (my first gel was at mile 15), and I’ll NOT let that occur once more.

15.11 miles for the day!

2 mile w/u, 3 miles onerous (6:52 ((big uphill)), 6:29 ((downhill)), 6:35 ((slight uphill)), .5 miles straightforward, 2 miles onerous (6:50, 6:52 ((each miles uphill)), .5 straightforward and 1 mile onerous (5:56 ((large downhill)), cool-down.  A 6:36 common for the 6 miles of labor.  I nonetheless felt a few of my race from final week in my legs, but it surely was additionally only a difficult course that was good for Boston coaching.

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On Tuesday evening, I used to be watching a McMillan Webinar about Boston, and it was speaking about all the issues that try to be doing 12 weeks out from Boston.  I used to be pleased as a result of my Antelope Race Coaching thus far this 12 months had me do lots of this stuff, and when he obtained to quantity 6, it caught with me:

“Struggling is nice (he isn’t speaking about harm ache).  If you undergo mentally, while you get drained and fatigued, that’s not a foul factor.  It’s fascinating to get drained throughout marathon coaching.  It does stimulate the thoughts and the physique to adapt and develop stronger to have the ability to keep away from that struggling sooner or later.  When you’ve gotten these unhealthy exercises, as a result of normally with a foul exercise you might be struggling greater than you want you have been, even when that occurs you possibly can know you bought a extremely large stimulus to the physique.  You simply had a giant dose of struggling, and consequently, you’ll construct up psychological toughness, and your physique will adapt.  Don’t attempt to keep away from these.  In case you can preserve pushing when you’re struggling, that’s an effective way you possibly can obtain peak efficiency in a marathon!”

I suffered rather a lot throughout the above exercise, however I’ll be higher capable of deal with the struggling that’s sure to occur throughout that final 10k at Boston in 32 days!

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My dad and mom took us out for acai bowls to have a good time Andrew’s birthday! The layer of coconut almond butter that they placed on is my favourite half.

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Skye requested me if her headband made her appear like a runner.

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Beck has perfected his evil eye and he held this search for 30 seconds.

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Pasta and my new favourite tacky garlic bread swirls for dinner!

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PS I forgot to say that it’ll simply be me and Andrew going to Boston! He’s going to attempt to see me twice (he says he may even strive for 3 spots this time) once more alongside the course.

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Can’t wait to see this signal!

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Favourite sort of gel/gas that you just use in your runs?

Ever made a fueling mistake throughout a race, inform me about it!

Present favourite carbohydrate?

Do you ever do downhill coaching?



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