Rethinking the Training Thing

May 19

Rethinking the Training Thing

CBR002098I’ve been spending a lot of time since my last race thinking about how I want to move ahead with my training. Technically I have my second Marathon in October, and I’ve been setting up my training to be able to accomplish that one well.

However, doing it well requires that every weekend I’m doing a LOOONG walk (3-5 hours) which takes up a chunk of my weekend! Also, I need to walk between 1-2 hours most days in the week. Having added a part-time job to my life, time is becoming a seriously limited resource. Also, having just turned 49 makes me wonder if I’m not unnecessarily over-stressing my body during a very stressful time.

One can walk for many reasons. Having set myself the goal of a marathon right at the beginning of my walking “career”, I was able to keep quite focused. It’s the knowledge of having a race of some kind on the horizon that keeps me motivated to get outside when it’s -20 and blowing a gale.

Somehow, though, I wonder if this is actually helping my body and my life. I’m thinking that a nice one-hour walk 5-6 days a week for the sheer pleasure of it might be a healthier choice at this time. The big question though, is whether that’s enough to get me outside on days when it’s not so pleasant.

Any thoughts?




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