Having such a great week last week, I wasn’t necessarily surprised when this week was more of a struggle. I didn’t miss any of my runs, but they weren’t easy by any means. I think there are always ebbs and flows with a training cycle. I often find myself re-reading the wise words of 2018 Boston Marathon champion, Des Linden:
Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better.
— des_linden (@des_linden) March 5, 2018
So I kept reminding myself that I just need to show up. As I mentioned earlier this year, I wanted to remind myself that I’m only going to improve if I actually put in the work.
How do you motivate yourself through a rough training period?