Ultra Marathon Blog – Part 3
More Than A Marathon
As the training runs increase in length and the time on your feet becomes longer, there are times when the training feels like an uphill marathon.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and I am learning a slow and methodical approach is definitely the way to go. Many a time, on the longer (35km+) training runs, the enthusiasm and confidence you have at the beginning can diminish towards the end. This feeling is not good. I am realising it is more than a marathon; it’s more than two and a half marathons back to back.
My runs are now designed to increase the time on my feet as well as gradually increasing the weekly mileage.
I have also learnt that you will get your low points and high points within the ‘race’. It’s at the low points I will need to have the mental strength to think why I am doing it. Thinking about what motivates me and concentrating on the end result will allow me to overcome the ‘lows’ and enjoy the ‘highs’.
I will shortly be competing in my first ultra ‘training’ run of 50km (31 miles) – A lovely run along the towpaths of the Machester/Leeds canals. I will be using it as a test, to see how I would feel at the end, knowing there was a further 60km (38 miles) to go!
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