My goal is to do the Montreal marathon in September and to survive the long distances in the summer heat often alone. Reading is part of my marathon training this year.
I found that reading about the experience of long distance training gave me a broader perspective and builds on my experience. I always learn something!
When its tough out there I refer back to something I read. It’s not easy and there will be pain and doubt. And if I train well, many rewards.
I read a quote from a Runners World book :
“Your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is – Kara Goucher, Olympic Marathoner
Of course I read the quote changing running to WALKING. I often think how lucky I am to have the time and capacity to get outside and walk a long distance.
On a hotmorning with a long distance ahead I need to be reminded and just maybe you do too.
Walk your distance this week and remember to hydrate and fuel.