With the rising of the temperature comes closer the steps of summer.
Particularly for masters-runner (i.e. age of 40 and over) such as myself, this awareness becomes increasingly important. As our body takes longer to recover from injury and I am not ready to call it quits on running marathons, I will need to embrace this reality and factor it into my upcoming training.
While achieving PRs (personal records) feels great, I am running for my health. How hard I push and what is good for me requires a delicate balance. Either way, self compassion goes a long way – a truism that I am still mastering.
Ran 22 miles (6 miles on Monday, 4 Wed, 6 each on Fri & Sat).
Have a great week!