Do You Really Want To Do It?

Tomorrow, I see the doctor which I will know what is happening next. Like going to lIve races or have to do races virtually and/or more tests. Saturday is the Allen Mello NH 10 Miler which will be a stretch for me since my longest run is 8.5 mile. I am not running fast, still get tired, and have no strength for the hills. Mentally, I am strong for any endurance event and I can push myself to run that hilly 10 miles. I will keep telling myself that I love hills throughout the run! Marathons are 50% physical and 50% mental. But if you don’t do all the physical training for marathons which is get in all your long runs up to 20-22 miles and other weekly runs. Then that can lead to a tough marathon race and injury during the race. There are many doing Boston Virtual Marathon which is there first marathon. Some are saying this will be there one and only marathon but that can set you up to not complete all the training and not finish the race. As a coach, I have seen it all. You have to really want to do it and not put up mental blocks or stop training for a minor issue. Once you embrace that want to do it, the training becomes more enjoyable and you start to see progress. Be in the moment! @pamhouck

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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