One of the most frustrating things about marathon training is feeling myself getting slower and slower.
However, it seems like that 10 minute mile is starting to rub off on my shorter runs. The two runs I’ve done so far this week have both been kind of slow. Or well, slower than I was running the same distances this summer.
But I was so happy to see my times drop this summer and it’s just hard to see them creep back up.
For the next two and a half weeks, I’m going to try to let it go. I’m just about in to taper for the Philly Marathon and the last thing I need to be do is risk an injury because I start trying to push the pace again.
So this is me temporarily letting go of speed.