Rough roads in marathon training are going to happen...literally and figuratively!
Bad runs are going to happen. I can remember numerous times during training when I would just want a run to be OVER. Where I would end a run early. Where my speed work was a JOKE. Ugh. For me, a typical part of marathon training is having a bad run, or a series of bad runs. Bad runs happen, but you have to bounce back. Here are some helpful links for tackling the road back from bad runs:
How to tackle a run when confidence is waning by Lauren ...find the courage to get those sneakers on again.
A challenge to get out of your comfort zone by Abby...challenge yourself to get out of the usual.
Using bad runs to reflect by Christine...there's always some sort of take away from every run.
Tips for getting faster. Hint: It's not going to be comfortable by Jocelyn...if you're comfortable, then you may not be pushing.
I am enough: battling with negativity by Dorothy ...personal circumstances can totally affect your runs.
Think of game changers that can help you succeed by Meggie
Things that are awesome and things that are not so awesome about marathon training by Theodora ... read both back to back, then make your own lists!
It's not going to be easy by Ali...if Ali and Mick can do it, so can you! Be prepared to cry at Mick's video, and send Ali some love!
When you gain a few pounds during training by Michelle...if it happens, think of what you can do to fuel smarter!
Feeling discouraged? It looks like you have some reading to do! Or, check out these posts next time you're feeling a bit down from your run.
How about you? What do you do to get out of a running funk? Do you have any inspirational posts (Link them in a comment!)? How is training going? TELL ME ABOUT IT!