Reaching the finish line to an endurance event is a multifaceted victory; a successfully executed race day strategy, confidence, determination and perhaps most the most important element of all: quality training.
Now, notice that qualifier…quality. Yes, it is true – in endurance training, as in other facets of life – quality trumps quantity, no question. This, of course, is not to say that a minimum amount
of miles is going to help you get smash your goal, but as an amateur athlete, it’s important to remember that running may be a part of your life, but it is not
your entire life.
I know I’m guilty of trying to go against that simple concept – I cannot tell you how many times I’ve cancelled social plans, spent hours devising plans to “make up” that missed run or hobbled through a recovery run when a rest day would have been more appropriate. It’s funny to look back now – but when you’re in that moment, mindset only on that allusive time goal…it can be all-consuming.
But it doesn’t have to be…truly! You CAN have a life while marathon training – and this is how.
Follow these three easy steps and you’ll find that endurance training can complement, not control your existence.
How do you fit training into your busy life style? What obstacles have you overcome to get you to the finish line? Please share in the comment section below.