I’ve heard it said that a runner is not ready for the next marathon until they have forgotten the last one. Whether that is true or not I don’t know. I have not forgotten much about my first marathon last October through the streets of Atlanta. Pretty painful after mile 22. Yet here I find myself beginning training again for another October run. I must be a glutton for punishment.
This time I will be traversing the streets of Baltimore on Saturday, Oct. 12th. My goal is to run the marathon in under four hours. To do that I will have to shave about 9 minutes off my time from Atlanta. I think that is a doable goal but it will still be a great challenge for me.
I’ve been running consistently all year but my official training schedule for the marathon started this past week. To meet my goal I’m putting some extra effort into my training sessions. Here is what I’m doing.
I’ve added some light weight training on the days I have easy runs scheduled. I’m also doing some more cross training, working out on an exercise bike one day a week. In all, I’ll be working out six days a week and running over 500 miles during the training schedule.
I mentioned Wednesday some of the reasons why I enjoy running. One of those reasons relates to this space at Luke1428, in that running helps me think of ideas to write about. I have also found that I have worked through many mental blocks in my writing while I’m on a run. I will have been thinking about a topic for some time but can’t quite develop it cleanly enough.
Working through a mental block is something I’m sure every writer can relate to. Sometimes I just get stuck and it’s very frustrating to sit there, staring at your computer screen for hours trying to grind through a post. So I’m interested in how you deal with mental blocks. What strategies have you found useful in pushing through them? Share your ideas with the blogging community in the comments below.
Here are some bloggers whose work I found thought provoking this week.
John at Frugal Rules wonders Do We Care About Our Employers Anymore? It would appear that many employees do not.
Peter’s new home was vandalized. He shared how he is Finding Happiness in Even the Worst Circumstances at Bible Money Matters.
Chris at Stumble Forward shares 5 Reasons Why We Make Terrible Financial Decisions. See if your reason made the list.
Time is a valuable commodity that comes in limited supply. Kathleen at The College Investor shares her thoughts on what we should do with it in The Funny Thing About Time.
Filing for bankruptcy is a big deal. Guest writer Tony at My Money Design talks through the process in How Does Bankruptcy Work? What You Should Know Before and After Filing.
That’s all folks. Have a great weekend!
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