Disclosure: This post is part of my partnership with NYRR, as one of their social media ambassadors for the TCS New York City Marathon I will be posting weekly on preselected topics.
Training for marathon is time consuming to say the least. Finding time to train is difficult especially when you work, have a family, write a blog, etc. What makes me find time is the actual goal of finishing the marathon. Twenty-six point two miles is no joke and not a race you can just go into cold, at least not if you want to finish with a decent time and injury free.
The view above helps me find the time to train. This is the view you see during the TCS New York City Marathon when you come off the Queensboro Bridge and turn onto First Avenue. It is mile 16. This view is intimidating to some, but to me, it was amazing. All you see is runners for miles. Runners who trained for this marathon and are accomplishing their dreams. I know if I don’t train I won’t make it back to this spectacular view and this is the view that I remember when my alarm goes off at 4:30 am to run.
I train before work, after work, in the middle of the day. I train whenever it works into my schedule. Sometimes that is at 5 am, sometimes it is at 7 pm. No matter what time it is I follow through on my assigned run for the day.
Now there are days I miss a run or switch a day due to work or family commitments or just pure exhaustion, but if it is doable I always make up the missed run. If it is not doable then I just move on and continue with my training.
I find time to train for the marathon because I want it. I want to feel the excitement of race day. I want to get my redemption for last year. I want to finish 26.2 miles again. I want to run one of the most amazing races in the world for a second time, the TCS New York City Marathon.
That is how I find time to train.
How do you find time to train?