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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I was talking with my fellow marathoner neighbor (who has run 7 or 8 of these things!) and she said that she was getting a little burned out, which she noted was normal for this stage of training (7 weeks until race day). I let out a huge sigh of relief. I am so burned out! I thought perhaps it meant that running wasn't for me after all. I've already discovered I'm considerably slower than the entire human race and I began to wonder if the universe wasn't trying to send me a message when my triumphal finish at the last two races I ran was somewhat less than triumphal.

So, anyhow, 4 days a week of running has made me a bit burned out. My plan to combat that is to replace one run with a swim and weights day (love swimming laps!) and to do a lot more visualization about race day as I run. That's what we're all doing this for, right? That adrenaline filled day of exertion! Oh, I'm also going to run a couple of courses that I've never run before.

What do you do to combat burnout?


  1. I think cross-training is a great way to combat burnout. That's why this all helps so much with the biking, eh? Are you sure you aren't going to do the 100 mile route at the MS150 next year? I bet you'll be able to do it in your sleep by then, marathon girl! :-)

  2. Yes to cross training! I get bored with just running, so having something different to look forward to makes all the difference!

  3. I'm going to do more biking after the marathon so we'll see how things are next spring. Right now I'm still firmly committed to 75!