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Getting in the Marathon Mindset
This fall I will be running the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon on October 14, so this past week was officially training week #1.
Week one did not necessarily start off on the best foot. I logged a total weekly mileage of 12 miles over two runs. This was because I was set back right off the bat with a blister which put me out Monday through Wednesday of this week. The cause of the blister was running without socks. Last Thursday I had packed my running clothes in such a hurry that after work I found myself running late to meet my friends for a run sans socks. Instead of quickly buying a pair of socks at the gym I thought I could get away without them. I was wrong, and I was punished with a blister on the arch of my foot. I was also wrong when I thought I could run on Saturday and on Sunday without it further aggravating the blister. Luckily, band-aid came to the rescue with their blister care bandaids and after a few more days of tender footing I was able to hit the pavement again.
This little blister set back reminded me that I need to get into the proper mindset of marathon training. When training for a race there is always a lot of focus on getting in the mindset of the race itself - what your running goals are, what your approach to the race is, envisioning the course on your runs, etc. But I feel the need to take a further step back and remember how marathon training affects my day to day life. And I need to start by paying attention when packing my running gear. I also need to start paying more attention to hydration and nutrition - staying hydrated as the heat is already increasing this summer, and eating well to properly fuel my runs. Once I get the day to day in check, I can start focusing on my overall marathon goals. I’m excited for the training season, and am pretty confident that the first thing I’ll be packing here on out will be my socks.
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