So there’s less than 4 weeks to the NYC Marathon and that’s insane.
Sadly I have a slight case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot, which has been bothering me since the half-marathon two weeks ago. That combined with the craziness that is my life, I haven’t been training as much.
Instead I’ve been doing LOTS of foam rolling at home. One of the many causes of achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis is tight calves (which I have). It seems like its the time of season where almost all runners I know have some kind of injury. My law school classmate, who is also training for the marathon, hasn’t been allowed to run for the past two weeks. But rest is good and making it to the finish line is even better.
Here’s my marathon training update:
At MHRC, we did lots of sprints and hills (which is the whole point of classes like that) and I was fine throughout.
I also went The Rise this morning! We ran there and back which is probably a little over two miles then did some running while there. I got back and did maybe 10-15 minutes of foam rolling and 10 minutes of meditation.
Speaking of meditation….
Dealing with craziness & exhaustion:
I am genuinely trying to focus on one thing at a time and turning off my cell in class and at work and only keeping one tab open. I’m finding myself way more productive. Sometimes life gets in the way and before burnout creeps in, I try to take a step back.
I was talking with a friend about “burnout” the other day and forwarded some articles that I thought were interesting about the topic.
- The Research is Clear: Long Hours Can Backfire for People and Companies by the Harvard Business Review
- 9 Signs that Exhaustion is Around the Corner by Well & Good
These hit home because I love being busy but burnout kinda sucks. I slept most of Friday and Saturday, so clearly I’m really tired and I have no reason to be (almost no running and working out). I’m feeling way better though. For the past four months, I’ve been doing yoga at least once a week which has helped a lot too.
Because of this weekend, I’m going to meditate for the next 10 days. I did meditation with a yoga instructor friend a few weeks ago and loved it.
I downloaded the app, Headspace. They have a beginner series – 10 minutes a day for 10 days. I did the first day this morning and its partially guided which is nice because my mind can start to wander. I’m excited to do this for the next 9 days so I’ll let you know how it goes.
I’ll be off the grid until my last midterm (the 19th). I’ll be meditating, doing the Runner’s World Hat Trick (guys, look at the awesome medals!), flying to San Francisco for a board meeting, and studying for finals and yea, working.
How is your marathon training going? Who is injured?