The past couple weeks of training for the ATX marathon have been like déjà vu all over again. I ran around, and up and down, doing the same workouts and hitting roughly the same mileage in week 5 as in week 4.
And the other morning, I thought I’d accidentally gone out for my 6-miler in a pair of clown shoes, because I tripped and fell flat on my face, calling to mind that bone-breaking spill I took earlier this year.
Thankfully, it wasn’t a full repeat of last time – besides a bruised ego, I came away from the fall largely unscathed. I went on to complete 34 miles in week 6, including yesterday’s 14-miler.
I’ve got another repeat week coming up (there are several of these two-week repeat cycles in my training schedule), but I’m hoping to skip out on the face plant this time.