Now that I’ve had a few hours to decompress from my bad run, I realize that it’s really part of a larger issue: I’ve hit the Week 6 Slump.
Since July 26, I’ve run 175.09 miles, 67.04 of which were in the last month and 26.1 were in the last week. I’m entering Week 6 of my Marathon Training, and I think it’s natural to hit an emotional wall around this time.
The race seems so far away (it’s in January), and there’ still so many weeks left in training. It’s normal for me to experience some peaks and valleys during training. I don’t need to freak out over one slow, crappy run. I just need to breathe.
I’m going to choose to focus next week on a short-term goal: the Miracle Miles 15K, which is on Saturday!
I ran Miracle Miles in 2007 and 2008. Last year, I finished the course in 1:27:15, and although my new 15K PR is 1:23:30, I’m looking to (in the very least) set a new course record for Miracle Miles.
Miracle Miles is also the first race I ran with Meghann!
To help me get over the Week 6 Slump, I’m going to try to stop thinking about "Marathoning" and just focus on this race. I love Miracle Miles and know it will be a blast!
Dinner was a platter of fruits, veggies, hummus, and chips:
I was pretty full from lunch, but this was just what I was craving.
Have a WONDERFUL night!