I'm feeling like I'm at a wall in my training. I'm seeing progress but feel the gains should be more. I'm constantly reminding myself where I started and how far I've come. I want to go farther and harder, it's hard because I don't want to hurt myself before the race.
This race is starting to mean a lot more to me that simply running 26.2. The emotions, time spent, frustrations and minor injuries so far.. I just invision crossing that finish line in Central Park and try my best to imagine that feeling.
When training gets tough I go back to my root reasons, it helps me remember why I decided to do this. It helps me realize it isn't all about time. I set out with some goals and I'm suddenly finding myself with more specific goals. First was to finish and then it was the 4 hour marathon mark, the next couple I'll keep to myself, (superstitious.) Training can be a bitch, but that's what training is for. You can slpw but don't stop. Just imagine what crossing that finish line is like!