You’re in peak marathon training when…
You complain that you “only ran 17 miles”. Since the average American DRIVING commute is 16 miles and they complain about it regularly, be sure to keep your friends and not continually complain about missing the last 2-3 miles in your run. On the other hand, when your significant other complains of being tired, you should most heartily throw the “really, well I ran XX miles today” card. (I never said this was a blog about relational advice).
Your calendar is not seen as hours, but in blocks of “how many miles can I run”
You coordinate your wardrobe to hide your compression socks. While JT tried to bring sexy back, I don’t think he meant neon knee high socks. Bummer
You can’t get your skinny jeans over your calves. #runnerproblems
You get your non-skinny jeans over your calves, but you cannot get them over your hips.
If you get non-skinny jeans over your calves and your hips, they will not stay zipped. Congrats, you’ve embraced your inner Beyonce and took marathon training to a bootylicious level.
You find this next to your bed for 3am runger strikes. Because most people keep a glass of water next to their bed…but not I. I find myself with a box of crackers for those wee morning insatiable carb cravings.
You show up to a dinner party wearing your compression socks. I so wish I were kidding. After a heat ravaged 17-miler I showed up to a dinner party, chugged water and put my feet up on the hosts couch. #classypants
Your family starts counting down the days until the race. No, it’s not that they’re that excited, they’re mostly just antsy to go out to dinner and not have you make your dinner selection based on how long your run is the next day. They are also bracing themselves for the 2-3 weeks of taper tantrums they know are coming – days filled with doubt, frustration, and running withdrawals.
How do you know you’re in peak training?