I’m sure you already know because I posted it on Facebook.
In this digital age I don’t presume that anyone knows anything that I’ve posted anywhere else. I used to feel bad when friends would ask me why I didn’t like their Facebook post (it was never on purpose – just something I had missed) or why I didn’t actually text them once I read what they had posted (again, I had missed it)…but I don’t feel bad anymore. It’s impossible and frankly probably very unhealthy to keep up with everyone you are “friends” with on Facebook or everyone that you follow on instagram.
From here on out I’ll just assume that if you are here reading that you don’t follow me anywhere else, or that if you do, you too might have missed what I posted. For those of you who don’t miss stuff, sorry for being redundant!
I’ve partnered with Asics and Runkeeper for Tokyo so for the first time in a awhile I’m following an actual plan vs me coaching myself. The plan is in Runkeeper and thus far I’ve enjoyed it. I like marking off complete in the app after every run I finish. I was worried I was going to have a hard time being accountable to doing what an app was telling me to do but so far so good. I actually think it’s helping me be more consistent this training cycle than I was leading up to Tokyo Marathon in 2019.
Memory is a funny thing. If you asked me a couple of weeks ago how the training cycle went leading up to Tokyo 2019 I would have said – it wasn’t perfect but it was a solid training cycle. Worked hard, fit in as many miles as I could, obviously could have done better on the strength training front and definitely could have run more speed workouts but still – I would have said it was solid.
After reviewing my log, if I had to give myself a grade today I’d give myself a B- or maybe a C+ – which is great because that means that I’m already doing better this year. Definately feeling more confident this year than I was last year and that feels good!
Tokyo was a dream race and to be able to experience it again has me pinching myself on a nearly weekly basis. I remind myself of this when I don’t feel like going for a run. The work now will be rewarded on race day.