EMOTIONSSSSSSS of Marathon Training

Marathon Training is full of emotions, some of them positive, some of them scary. And I am positively scared that I have been through all of them. He is a glimpse of  what a typical day of a runner in marathon training is like.

  1. EAT ALL THE THINGS

Burger. Fries. Fried Zucchini. Margarita. Definitely two margaritas. Maybe donuts. I am so hungry. How is it possible to be this hungry all the time.

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 2. SO SORE

My legs, my back, my feet, my ankles… everything hurts. I am 90 years old. Actually I am 27, why do I feel this way. Did I get hit by a bus yesterday? No, I did a 10 mile tempo run. Same thing I guess.

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3. TIRED ALL THE TIME

Just 5 more minutes.

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4. I DON’T WANT TO DO MY SATURDAY LONG RUN

Why did I sign up for this. I haven’t slept in in weeks. I don’t want my bed to miss me, I haven’t spent quality time with it in weeks. I just want to lie in it for hours on end. With French Toast.

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5. I HATE RUNNING

My feet hurt. My ankles hurt. My Shins hurt. My knees hurt. My head hurts. Why am I doing this there are literally hundreds of things I could be doing right now, like blowing bubbles, trimming my toenails, organizing stamps. Anything other that putting one foot in front of the other and making myself out of breath.

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6. I LOVE RUNNING

Everything is so pretty. I’m going so fast! I don’t think I ever ran this fast before. Hello sir horse, you’re a pretty horse. I love you horse. Hello squirrel, don’t run away from me, you’re cute. Everything is awesome! I love the world!

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7. I CANT DO THIS

Whatever happened 5 minutes ago sucked. Life sucks. I am so thirsty. There is no way marathon training should hurt this much. I bet Jordan Hasay or Des Linden don’t hurt like this. I will never be like them I want to quit.

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8. I AM SO AMAZING I CAN DO ANYTHING

Oh. Wow. That was the best time ever. Did I PR my 20k? I think I did! And I felt so good, nothing hurts. I am the most amazing person ever. I cant wait for this race!

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