Tough It Out

Today’s workout on my training plan is tempo run of 5-6 miles. Woke up with sinus headache but I know the run will make me feel better. The weather looks cloudy and raw from my window which doesn’t look inviting. Then I think of all the runners running Boston Marathon yesterday in horrific conditions of pouring rain and high head winds making it feel like in the 30s. This weather became advantage for the American elite runners placing 7 American women in the top 10 and 6 American men in the top 10. Lesson learned, what your training plan calls for that day, just do it. Training in all conditions makes you stronger mentally and ready for any race conditions. If the conditions are dangerous then be smart with your training being inside.

Desiree Linden use the weather to win but for her it is redemption from losing 6 years ago by 2 seconds. It has been 33 since an American won the Boston Marathon, which makes this a bittersweet story. Congratulations to all finishing the Boston Marathon yesterday. You all deserve a hug for tenacity and grit to the finish in one worst weather for the marathon. #iracelikeagirl @iracelikeagirl

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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