The Boston Marathon is Monday!!!!!! Seeing all the social media buzz definitely has led me to have some "wish I was running it" thoughts, but I still maintain that I made a good decision in opting not to run it this year. Now if only I could figure out how to get my free stocks from the Strava pop-up in Boston for completing the Runners World Boston Marathon challenge on Strava, because let's face it, part of my FOMO is missing the expo and pop-up shop giveaways and product testing!! LOVE IT!
Speaking of mileage - my April mileage total right now is 98.64. April last year was 99.03 FOR THE WHOLE MONTH!
Ok, let's get to the links.
CitiusMag.com This was my fave
Sports Illustrated (Admittedly, I haven't read this one yet)
2. Speaking of Boston, if you are on Instagram, go to @adidaswomen for a really cool swipe left profile on Katherine Switzer recalling her iconic race
4. Kara Goucher fans, two links for you!
I'm trying a few new things this marathon training cycle - new training program (Hansons Marathon Method) and intentionally focusing on mental aspects of running so the new few articles were right up my alley.
6. That Voice Inside Your Head Will Make You A Better Runner (Outside Magazine)
One big thing that I have come around to during the last few weeks is the importance of the easy runs on my mental health. I think this is why I like HMM so much - I still get my competitive side flared up for 3 workouts, where I have to be thinking about pace, but not ALL of my workouts are pace focused. I have 3 runs a week that I can run as slow as I want to and in fact, should be running slower. This is so freeing to me and has decreased some of my anxiety I had about marathon training in the past.