The Doubt Bully

Usually about this time of training when everyone is hanging out in taper town, this little pest shows up.  His name his Doubt.  Doubt is not a friend to anyone and usually creeps back in as race days get closer.   He whispers in your ear, trying to mess with your mind, and create for even just a second a thought that all the hard work and dedication might not be enough.  That all those speed workouts and long runs won’t matter.  Doubt hangs out with other nasty friends too, who he brings back with him from time to time when he sees that all his ploys aren’t working.  Doubt will bring Fear, Failure, and Worry.   Doubt wants to just get into your mind and head just a bit.  If he can just start the process, then we become our own worse enemies and let it live there, growing and growing, until we start to believe it ourselves.

BUT there is help!  There is a way to beat the Doubt Bully!  You have your own arsenal of friends that can help you and they are called Faith, Love, and Belief!  These three are the superheroes who can easily take out Doubt and all his bully friends.

Faith is the one that started this all.  She was the one who said you have all the goods and why not go for it?!   She lets you see it in yourself and the work that you have done.  It is enough!  All those miles logged on hot and humid days was only preparing you to race a cool Fall morning.  It will feel easy and effortless.   Sure it will be tough, but the faith you have in yourself will carry you through that.

Love is the most powerful!  Because love comes from not only yourself, but your friends and family who have supported your every step through your training.  From notes of encouragement, running beside you, and partners in crime who are training with you, their love is felt along the way!  Draw on that love and how it’s made you feel!

Belief is the quiet one. She sits just inside your heart and she only speaks up when you need it the most.  She creates pictures of finish lines in your head that you can visualize as you train.  She whispers to you in your dreams that it is possible.  This can be done.  That it will be all that you want it to be.

So as we all near our race days, be conscious about which voice you are hearing.  Is it Doubt and his nasty friends or is it Belief and her strong friends? 

How do you beat the race day worries and woes?  What strategies have you used?

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Stick to the Plan!

This weekend, a few of us are in Myrtle Beach for a race weekend.  It is the perfect time of the year to steal one last trip to the beach while the weather is still nice and we can officially say good-bye to Summer and hello to Fall!  In addition to heading to the beach, we all signed up to run the Myrtle Mini Half Marathon.  It’s our first time running this one, but we’ve heard great stuff about it!  How can you not love a half marathon that ends on the beach!??  The course is flat and fast, the weather is going to be perfect, and I’m not racing. Yup, you heard that right, I’m not racing.

My goal 16 weeks ago was to train and run a marathon.  That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it.

Sure I’ve put in some long 8 mile tempo runs, hitting paces that I have worked hard to get to, and a half marathon PR is probably within my reach, but I’m not racing.

Sure I could just move things around so that I have more easy runs vs my scheduled runs so that I could run this half and recover in just a few weeks for my marathon, but I won’t.

Sure I could just race just this one time and hope that it doesn’t affect my marathon in a few weeks, but I’m not racing.

I’ve been happily hanging out in taper town and although it’s nice here and I’m enjoying it so far, it’s tough to run a half and not feel like I have to race it.  It’s hard and I struggled with it this week. BUT after many talks with friends and Nick, I have to keep my eye on what my goal is.  My goal is to run a marathon and I’m not willing to derail any of that work…yes, those same 8 mile tempo runs, those easy runs to add in miles that would help me run this half marathon beautifully, could change that goal.  I’m not willing to chance it!

So what I am doing is…

hanging with my friend who wants company for this half and I’m running!

watching the pace for her so we can see if she can meet her new half goal and I’m running!

smiling at and thanking volunteers who are taking time out of their Sunday morning to help make this race a success

looking for the camera guys so I can maybe, just maybe get a really great race picture

celebrating at the end of the race with some of my favorite people on the beach

counting another half marathon run, #32!

wearing the biggest medal I’ve ever earned!  Seriously it’s huge and a bottle opener. SCORE!

Have you ever had to talk yourself out of racing when you knew it was the best thing? Or did you race and regret it? How have you dealt with the dilemma to race or not to race?

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Another “Break” in the Wall

So it’s not exactly the lyrics to a Pink Floyd song, but all runners look for ways to break through that mental wall during training.  I have lyrics running through my mind often and when I think of breaking the wall, that song popped into my mind.  I may have improvised just a bit. 🙂

After this weekend’s long run, it seemed appropriate that this Tuesday on the Run was all about ways to break the mental wall we hit during training and how to knock it down and keep on moving.   Saturday’s long run was a knock down, drag ’em out on my end and somehow, I came through on the winning end, having completed all 18 miles.

So what helped me get through that run?  How did I not just throw in the towel?

A RUNNING PARTNER

I’ll say it again, thank goodness Cara was with me on this run.  I would have long thrown in the towel if it wasn’t for her company.  It also helps that she’s training for an ultra so she’s all about time on her body, building her endurance.  So as I’m training for my marathon and she’s got her ultra, we’re perfectly matched for all our long runs.  It’s been great to run with her and we’re never concerned with anything more than getting the miles done.

OUTS

I gave myself outs.  I always listen to my body and if at any point, I started feeling worse, I would have cut my route short.  Luckily, the route we were running allowed for several shortcuts back to the car, if needed.  I also just stayed in each mile, not really thinking about what was going to happen next.  I will easily go from running, to intervals of varying degrees of walking/running, to all walking just to keep moving.  We always say as long as we’re moving forward, we’re still moving. I knew that by allowing myself these outs, it helped me to know that if needed, I could cut my run short by mileage or bring it down to walking.

HUMOR

Cara and I have this one covered pretty much all the time.  The two of us are always cracking up at something.  I serenaded Cara for the last mile, making up some crazy songs as we walked along.  We also just talked a bunch of nonsense about the things we saw along our route.  We spent a lot of the last few miles in really good spirits.  Even though I felt awful, we were still keeping each other laughing.

A MANTRA

Usually when things start to go south in a run, I’ll start repeating something to myself just to get through the rest of the miles.  Yesterday’s mantra, I can always walk.  I knew that no matter what, I could always walk the rest of the miles.  I walked for 7 miles in the Kiawah Marathon, what was 4 miles back to the car?

STUBBORNNESS

My husband would probably disagree, but sometimes it’s good to be bullheaded.  I just am not going to give in or stop.  I’m just not.  I’m stubborn and it helped me yesterday.  I was going to complete 18 miles.

What helps you get through those tough spots in a long run?  What do you do to break the wall down and keep on going?

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Favorite Workouts

This week’s Let’s Talk Training is all about our Favorite Workouts!  I’m always excited to share my favorite workouts and also to learn about some new ones too.  Nothing better than keeping workouts fresh and doing something new helps keep me motivated.

So what are my favorite workouts?!  Well obviously running would be my number one choice.

1. Running

Why?  I love what running has done for me personally.  For me, running has little to do with the actual health benefits, but much more about what it does for me mentally and emotionally.  There is nothing more satisfying than lacing up, hitting the pavement, and just running.  Running provides the stress release that I much need and without it, I’d be even more high strung than I already am.  Some of my friends are probably thinking, “Girl, lace up and run more!” I can be a bit of a pain and rarely just go with the flow, but I’m a work in progress and trying to get better each day.  Thankfully, running is there to help!  The other upside of running is the social aspect of it.  Running has given me some of my greatest gifts, my friends.  The people I have met through running are amazing!  The goals and stories that they tell are so inspiring and I can’t help but motivated by all that goodness.  10641277_10204627135300866_727407789530000967_n2. BodyPump

I was first introduced to BodyPump (BP is what we all call it) about 2 years ago by my friend, Christie.  I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do now.  The thing that appealed to me the most was that as you work your way through the class, you never repeat a muscle group so you can take risks and up your weight without any worry of having to go back to it later in class.  I try to get to a class at least once a week, but I haven’t been to a class in at least a month, sadly.  Once I get back on a better schedule with school, I plan on heading back.  It has become my go-to cross training and I feel like it’s helped me a lot as a runner. 

3. Pilates

I am a newbie to Pilates and I am so upset I never jumped on the bandwagon earlier!  I have been missing out!  Cara and I hit our first Pilates class over the summer and we loved it.  It’s like yoga on steroids to me.  It’s everything I love about yoga, the mind and body connection, but it isn’t as “chill” as yoga.  Pilates is a bit more of a challenge and I like the variety more of the moves than yoga. I feel like it fits my personality better.  I’ve since joined a 21 day challenge through The Balanced Life and it is awesome!  We have a daily intention and Pilates video and it has been so enjoyable.  I really hate to see it end!  My friend, Carole and I are already looking for alternatives once we reach the end next Friday.  We hope that Robin hosts another challenge sometime soon.

4. Stretching

Not really a workout as much as a necessity.  I just really enjoy some good ol’ stretching.  I do it consistently every night before I go to bed.  I keep my yoga strap next to my bed and do a few really good leg stretches while laying in my bed.  Probably not the best place to do it, but it works for me.  I also find it really relaxing.  I do leg, IT band and hip stretches nightly.  I find that a lot of times I can’t stretch properly after a run, so committing to doing it nightly helps a lot.

5. Monthly Challenges

Each month, some of my runnergirls and I search for monthly strength challenges that we want to attempt.  Most of us choose some sort of ab challenge and add in something else, maybe arms or legs or booty.  We have a group on Facebook where we post daily on how we are keeping up with our workouts and challenges.  It helps us stay motivated and the extra encouragement is awesome!  I have to admit that I’m sometimes awful at doing them daily, but I try to include at least one other workout with my daily running.  The challenges for me too a backseat when I started the Pilates challenge.

So there you have it!  My favorite workouts!  I can’t wait to see what others write about.  Maybe I’ll be adding to this list which would be awesome!

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Fitness Friday – Training Thoughts

I’m in my 6th week of training and as I’ve said the whole time, I’m “training, but not training”.  Sure, I’ll get my runs in and do the best that I can, but the things that make me stress out about training for a marathon (keeping a certain pace and time goal) are not creeping in this time.  There is no sense in stressing myself out about those things.  I’m running this marathon because I can and for the pure enjoyment of the experience.

With that in mind, that also means I have to change my thought processes on how I attack each run.  I cover the gamut!  So here is a brief (clean version) look at what goes through my mind leading up to a 5 mile tempo run.

  • “I’m going to just run 5 miles.”
  • “I’m going to try to hit the middle paces, but if I’m not feeling it, I might change it into a progression run.”
  • “If that doesn’t work, I’ll keep it at a steady pace.”
  • “Ok, I just finished the first warm-up mile and I feel pretty good.  Let me see how this goes.”
  • “I got a bit faster on this mile.  I still am not too sure I’m feeling this though.”
  • “I’m turning this into mile repeats until the weather cools down a bit.”
  • “I need to bring my heart rate down or slow down.  I’ll never make all 3 middle miles at this pace.”
  • “I feel okay now!  My second tempo mile was a bit faster than my first tempo mile.  One more left.”
  • “Only .5 left.  Keep moving.”
  • “Why won’t it move faster?  Did I stop my watch?”
  • “.2 left. Ugh!”
  • “Tempo done! Thank goodness that is over.”
  • “Hope I have enough in the tank to run the cool down mile.”
  • “My legs hate me.”
  • “I feel better now.  Just slow going”
  • “DONE, 5 miles”

Anyone else do the same thing?!

Now, there are always a few choice words thrown in there!  I literally have a whole conversation with myself the entire time I’m running a difficult workout.  I have to stay with it and stay present or I will quickly fall right out of it.quote

In addition to my self-talk, I’ve given myself some outs with training.  These have helped me a lot!

OUT #1

If I’m not feeling the workout that day or the intended paces, I will just run the miles.  I am not going to get worked up about trying to keep up with fall paces in the summer.  I will put in my best effort to run those miles, but they will be what they be.

OUT #2

Change the workout as I’m running it.  If I’m running a tempo run and suddenly feel awesome, I’m going for a progression.  If I’m running a tempo and feel awful, that run becomes mile repeats.  I can keep tempo pace for a mile, but maybe not 3 consecutively.

OUT #3

Take breaks.  With the summer heat, I’m having to stop more often.  And that is completely okay!  So what if I stop for a minute or two to catch my breath, it’s helped me complete all my workouts to the best of my ability.

OUT #4

Don’t do something today that will take you out tomorrow.  I’m not going to run a workout I’m not feeling because I’m supposed to.  Rest days for me are mile only days so I use them to my advantage the best I can.  Some days, I can run more miles than needed; other days I’m struggling.  Listening to my body is key!

As the temperatures become a bit cooler, I’m sure my self-talk and my Outs will change but for now, I’m sticking with it!

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Fitness Friday – Treadmill Games

In order to keep my running streak going, I made sure that I was staying at a hotel with a fitness center.  Without really knowing the surrounding area near our hotel, I was a little reluctant to head off for a solo run.  I tried to research running routes using Mapmyrun, but all of the routes required driving into Harrisburg, VA and I wouldn’t have the time to do that each morning.  So the treadmill is my only choice for the next few days!If you’re like me, the “dreadmill” is used as a last resort.   The only time I like to run on the treadmill is if the weather is just too bad (hot or snow) to safely run outside or in this case, I’m stuck and I can’t get a run in outside.  So in order to make it a bit more entertaining, I found that I have to keep pushing buttons to keep myself engaged.

One of my workouts this week is Mona Fartleks.  What’s a fartlek?!  (I seriously can’t ever say that word without laughing!)  It’s a Swedish word for speed play.  Some fartleks just require you to pick your speed at random times throughout a run.   My Mona Fartleks are a little bit more structured, but perfect for the treadmill.  I have to run 15, 60, 90’s (15 seconds quick, 15 seconds rest, 60 seconds quick, 60 seconds rest, 90 seconds quick and 90 seconds rest) twice.  I do have a 2 minute rest break between the sets and a mile warm-up.  This type of workout is perfect for the treadmill.  Watching the time and hitting the speed buttons keeps me entertained and I also tend to run a bit quicker pace on the treadmill vs the pavement.  You could also do a similar workout with just doing mileage.  Speed up for .25, then recover for .25.  Doing that for 2-3 miles will make the time go by so much quicker!

The other thing that I’ve done before requires listening to music.  Find a really great pump-you-up song and run easy for the verse and then as it’s leading into the chorus, hit that speed up button and bust it out for a bit.  When it goes back to the next verse, slow your roll back to an easy run.  I do this for a couple of songs and again, the time goes by a lot quicker and you’ve gotten a really good quality workout!  An alternative would be to watch a tv show.  Run easy for the length of the show, but kick it up during the commercials.

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Finally, play Mountain Climber!  Don’t worry, yodeling is optional!  Research the elevation profile of your upcoming race and look for the toughest incline!  For me, the Raleigh Race 13.1 has a incline at 8%?!  So here’s a workout option: Warm-up with a mile and then let the pushing buttons begin!  Push the incline button up to .5% for every few minutes, but keeping your speed at your target race pace, if you can.  If you want even more of a challenge, increase your pace as you increase the incline!   After 2 minutes, continue pushing the incline button until you get to the incline of the toughest hill in your scheduled race.  So I’ll be working up to an 8% grade while trying to keep it at my pacing target, 10:17.    YIKES!   Cool down with a recovery mile.

Hope these suggestions make your next treadmill run a bit more entertaining!

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #6

I’m finally getting a hang of keeping up with a meal plan until this week.  I just lost my mojo and didn’t spend any time yesterday looking for recipes.  I’ve just kind of hit a “meal planning” wall.   So I’m trying to regroup and figure out some meals to cook this week, just based on what we already have.

 

Fitness Plan

This is my “official” first week of (conscious) marathon training.  I also have some challenges to contend with based on an upcoming vacation so I’m mixing it up and moving some runs around so I can get a long run in next week before we leave.  I won’t have an opportunity next week to get a long run in where we are staying.  No big deal, thankfully!

Daily challenges:  Two arms and one ab plus hip strengthening exercises

Monday- 5 mile steady state (which I finished already!)  It went super well and I was pleased that even though I ran at 10:15am, I was able to keep a really great pace and effort for the run.  I’m finally conquering the heat monster!

Tuesday- Early morning 3 miler with friends, followed by a BodyPump class

Wednesday – Long run day!  11 miles

Thursday – Noon Pilates class and a 2-4 mile easy run with friends from our local Lululemon Showroom.  My friend, Cindy, is hosting the run! So excited!

Friday- one mile kind of day

Saturday – 5 mile tempo run

Sunday- one miler

 

Meal Plan

I’m looking at 2-3 meals this week for dinner.  Thursday night, Nick and Hayden will have to fend for themselves. 🙂

I have some leftover bacon from last week so while reading the latest Cooking Light (August 2014), I found the BLT pasta and instantly knew I wanted to make that! 

I also found Greek-Style Chicken Wraps (July 2014 Cooking Light) and thought the kalamata feta dip I bought could be used in the wraps and it would be awesome!

We also bought some really nice looking pork chops that we’ll do something with for an easy meal.

Not too bad for on the fly meal planning this morning.

 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #6

I’m finally getting a hang of keeping up with a meal plan until this week.  I just lost my mojo and didn’t spend any time yesterday looking for recipes.  I’ve just kind of hit a “meal planning” wall.   So I’m trying to regroup and figure out some meals to cook this week, just based on what we already have.

 

Fitness Plan

This is my “official” first week of (conscious) marathon training.  I also have some challenges to contend with based on an upcoming vacation so I’m mixing it up and moving some runs around so I can get a long run in next week before we leave.  I won’t have an opportunity next week to get a long run in where we are staying.  No big deal, thankfully!

Daily challenges:  Two arms and one ab plus hip strengthening exercises

Monday- 5 mile steady state (which I finished already!)  It went super well and I was pleased that even though I ran at 10:15am, I was able to keep a really great pace and effort for the run.  I’m finally conquering the heat monster!

Tuesday- Early morning 3 miler with friends, followed by a BodyPump class

Wednesday – Long run day!  11 miles

Thursday – Noon Pilates class and a 2-4 mile easy run with friends from our local Lululemon Showroom.  My friend, Cindy, is hosting the run! So excited!

Friday- one mile kind of day

Saturday – 5 mile tempo run

Sunday- one miler

 

Meal Plan

I’m looking at 2-3 meals this week for dinner.  Thursday night, Nick and Hayden will have to fend for themselves. 🙂

I have some leftover bacon from last week so while reading the latest Cooking Light (August 2014), I found the BLT pasta and instantly knew I wanted to make that! 

I also found Greek-Style Chicken Wraps (July 2014 Cooking Light) and thought the kalamata feta dip I bought could be used in the wraps and it would be awesome!

We also bought some really nice looking pork chops that we’ll do something with for an easy meal.

Not too bad for on the fly meal planning this morning.

 

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I’m NEVER Doing That Again!

So this past March, those EXACT words came out of my mouth after finishing the Wrightsville Beach Marathon.  It was a tough marathon for me  and I felt completely beaten up.  I was 1-4 for good marathon experience and I quickly realized, maybe I’m not cut out for the marathon distance.  After thinking about it even further, I realized that I may not be good at beach marathons.  My 3 marathons that all stunk were all at the beach.  Though OBX was my first, I was so happy with a finish, but with Kiawah and Wrightsville Beach, I should have gotten a little better at running that distance.  And I did, I felt the exact same way in Kiawah and WB, but I held it together for a lot longer in Wrightsville.  Progress!

I took April, May and June off from training for a thing.  I regrouped and enjoyed not having to worry about distances or paces.  I loved it!  As June ended and July started, friends started talking about starting their training plans soon.  I spent a great deal of time self-reflecting and realized that I want to run another marathon this fall, but for a totally different reason than I’ve wanted to run one before.  So basically I’m eating my own words…never say never!  I know my Grandma is looking down on me and laughing.  She always told us to never say that because you never know!  She’s right!

I ran OBX because it was my first.  I ran Kiawah at an attempt to get just a bit faster and I actually felt worse than I did ever on a run.  I ran Richmond to support my friends (Total win!) and Wrightsville was to get another marathon in before I turned 40.  All valid reasons, but all came with attention to paces and times.  Blech!  I’ve run 50 miles over the course of 24 hours at Crooked Road last year, the week after Richmond too.  I have NO clue how long it took me to do that.  I can run a marathon the same way.

Why another marathon then?  I want to run another marathon because I can.   That’s my reason.  Simple as that.  Who’s gonna stop me?!  I just want to run and smile and love the simple fact that I had worked my butt off and I earned it.  I want to have a new marathon medal and a experience another starting line.  This will be my 5th marathon and finally, I get it.  Why the heck do I need to worry about what time I finish a marathon in?  I’m not fast enough to qualify for Boston (unless I keep this pace up when I’m 70!), so why am I ever concerned about a time goal?   So my friends and family think more of me?!  Yeah, cause we ALL talk to each other only because of races times and that’s the ONLY reason we hang out.  For “other” runners so I can feel my worth among the running community?  Why should I try to target a certain time in a race for other people?  Go ahead!  Look up my time!  Smile at how I did; laugh because you think I failed.  Have at it!  That time listed in the results has no bearing on anything.  It means nothing.  It’s only there to quantify the amount of time I moved forward, relentlessly.  That’s all.  I didn’t worry about time for Richmond and that was the MOST fun I ever had running a marathon.  I was there to support Daniel and Cara and just run.  I remember more from that race than any other marathon: the crowds, the signs, the course, etc.  I want that.  I want that “time”.   I will “just” run this one and I can’t wait!

So after counting weeks back from my target marathon, City of Oaks Marathon.  I realized that I should have started training a week ago but didn’t realize it.  Boy, this is gonna be one GREAT training!  ha! It ended up being fine once I looked at what I ran and my total miles for the week.  I actually came out ahead for the week with what I did so a huge plus!  So this week was the official start of marathon training and I’m so excited!!

I’m training for a marathon again…there, I said it.  🙂

 

Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #4 (NOT)

I’ve been waiting for this week.  Why?  Because it’s vacation time!  We are headed to the beach and I can’t wait.  With vacation comes fun time with family, but that also means my fitness and meal plans will probably suffer a bit and I’m totally okay with that!  Nothing better than just going with the flow and seeing where the day takes us.  I’m sure we’ll eat a ton of sandwiches, go out to eat some and cook some.  It’s gonna be awesome!

 

Fitness Plan:

Just run and get in at least a mile a day to keep my streak up.  I am meeting up with friends to run today and I’ll grab a run again before we leave, the rest of the week is just to run when I want to and get in at least a mile a day to keep my streak going.  I do have 5K on the Saturday we leave.  I’ve been struggling with the heat so I’m just running this one for fun.  If I feel good the day of the race, then I’ll race it.  If not, I’ll find a comfortable pushing pace and try to finish under 27 minutes maybe.  One benefit, flat course!  Disadvantage, possible heat and humidity.  I’ll plan to run long on Sunday morning.

 

Meal Plan:

The only plan is no plan!  We have to cook a spaghetti dinner for the house on Thursday.  Now that’s a plan, I definitely can stick with!

 

Happy Summertime!