Half Marathon Training Update
Countdown: 40 days
Training: week 7
Longest run: 8 miles
Fastest 5 mile pace: 7:42 min/mile
Yoga, Pilates, Elliptical, Bicycle, Walking, Weights, Stretching, Foam Roller
Running Mantra: Strong Core, Fast Feet
While I am running, my mind is focused on everything and nothing. My body knows what it’s doing but I check in with it often … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in, fast feet … the list goes on. How’s my breath? I check my time and pace. Then, my mind floats away … green grass, birds, cracks in the pavement, rocks, wedgie, sweat in my eyes, cars, flowers … where am I going today? Shoulders down, easy focus. I am creating jewelry, ads, newsletters, photos, my blog … I am inspired. What’s for dinner? How’s my pace? Fast feet … 1,2,3,1,2,3 … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in. Almost home. I don’t want the adventure to end but I know it’s time to stop, stretch, and rest for my next run.