Six weeks ago I ran a marathon; today I struggled to run 5 miles. If anything sums up my running year, it’s this. As 2019 draws to a close it’s time to review, reassess and plan for a more successful and consistent 2020.
Sometimes marathon training can be a joy; other times its a chore. Here I reflect on my current motivation levels and what I need to do to push through the running doldrums. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad news!
It’s been a funny couple of weeks with a mixed bag of training, racing and injury coming amid plenty of non-running distractions, all making this a pick ‘n mix of an update! First things first, however. Yes, it really is just 100 days until the start of the Brathay 10in10.
As I finished my last run of 2016 I was able to reflect a little on my running experiences of the last twelve months. My attempt to run all six world marathon majors (the timmyslam) may have dominated my running calendar this year, but there were plenty of other great experiences and achievements too.
Well, the Timmyslam may have taken a break over the summer, but it’s been full steam ahead on the running front over the last couple of months, with silly distances conquered, a successful return to racing, seeing others start their running journey and the launch of a big challenge for 2017.