Success in running happens by putting in the work and ignoring the voice of doubt even when the voice is loud…. Growth comes from the easy slow miles, the long runs, the fast runs, and the not so good runs.
There are good weeks and bad weeks…just keep moving. My workout in the past two week ranged from at least I showed up, to I crushed it, in roughly equal portions.
Tuesday August 31st …11-mile-long run …I am training in the double digits now for Disney Marathon January 2022. It was a good run. My pace was consistent per mile, and I was able to hold my pace for mile 10 and`11. The last miles can be rough especially when fatigue kicks in.
Even though, I had a good long run today, last week my training runs felt very difficult due to the extreme amounts of humidity in the air caused by Hurricane Henri. High humidity does not work well with my asthma. It causes flare-ups. Running outside was not going to happen, so I visited my gym many times to use their treadmill. My gym does a pretty good job keeping the air dry, however as the humidity gets over 90 percent, it attends to get moist in the building making running on a treadmill very challenging for myself.
My coach always said just cover the miles even if it means walking. So, walking I did. Very slow walking for a week. And then the hurricane blew out to sea, and I felt 100 percent better……I was back …
In summary, I enjoy running and I love my cross-training classes at Life Time Gym. So far, it has been a fun journey.