why marathons suck
Almost a year ago, I began training for Eugene Marathon, which I wrote about on this blog… all the time.
While I was in the moment, I didn’t realize how unhappy I was. It’s taken me a bit of time to reflect, and realize the marathon distance, or at least training the way I did, is definitely not for me. And I’ve been given the beautiful space to capture it all on Greatist. I technically haven’t been on the editorial team in many, many months, so I feel really lucky that I still have the freedom to write. Give it a read!
Why I Ran a Marathon, Qualified for Boston, and May Never Race Again
Posted on January 3, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I had a similar experience with my third marathon, where I ramped up my training like crazy, and towards the end, I was hating myself. I was miserable and depressed. I ended up having some drunken nights because I was so bored of running so much, that I started missing runs towards the end. Where as when I kinda trained for Long Island, I killed it!
I’m starting to wonder if I have the mindset to be a Boston Qualifier because the training for that would be insane for me. I’m not going to stop doing Marathons, but I think I learned a lot about living a normal life while training for MY top performance.
LOVE this. I just posted about running for fun more. I love to do races and see the country but I don’t feel the urgency or NEED to be sooo fast like I did before surgery. It’s more fun to just run without the pressure (or so I think).
agreed! i also think the less pressure, the faster you end up running 🙂
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