Honestly,I have felt the lst week that doing more than 27 km like I did last weekend quite overwhelming. How can i keep up this training? over 30 km every weekend? My abs hurt for some reason from last weekend. My abs? My legs are still a bit stiff too, which is normal for a couple of days after my long run, but thinking about doing it again each weekend for through august feels like "really???" right now.
I read a lot of blogs on running, many are 'ultra-marathoners" donig stupid amounts of km. How do they do it? It requires retarded amounts of time, for one, but how does their body not break down?
I know this will pass and I will probably look back and smile at how I always feel like this taking on a new challenge. I did this for getting for 5 km. Dang it, 10 was a huge hurdle to jump! but this 30 km, I am so proud of myself yet , wondering, can I keep it up like I need to for a marathon training?
I am not following a training program specifically either. I have read enough of them to know I need to get over 30 km for a few weeks long runs in training and then ease off just before in tapering. I have my running bud that is following a very detailed regime. I have been running a lot longer runs for a consistent time though, so its not such a surge in mileage for me.
Anyhow, I thought I would just say this feeling out loud as I psych up for Saturday.