A large part of my insecurities has stemmed from a poor start to my running year. While things have been looking up over the last few months, I don't feel like I'm doing as much as I should be for the marathon. While a part of me realizes that having a conservative approach makes sense, it isn't easy to convince myself of this on an emotional level. I realize that it was partly due to the people I have encountered over the years since I have started my journey.
I have met runners of all shapes, sizes, and running philosophies, and no two of them have the exact same spectrum of speed, miles per week, preferred running brands and training methodologies.
On one end of the spectrum, there are those people who are amazed at my mileage. In fact, there are people
On the flip side, I know people who have complained about "only" running 200+ miles in a month. A lot of these people do their recovery runs at paces that
Let's face it: we're all a little judgmental when it comes to other people's training. In the interest of full disclosure I know I am. But then I found the following quote:
“One person's craziness is another person's reality.” ― Tim Burton
I started this entry with the idea of making a point in a humorous manner and in a way that doesn't actually insult anyone. I'm not quite sure that I hit the mark, especially since I am finishing this entry pre-coffee before 7am, but I hope it gave you something to think about as I return to the world of blogging after a three plus month hiatus. Feel free to share any perspectives you may have in the comments section.
Thanks for reading!