1. When you are training and on a program that challenges you-how do you fit in the rest when the program doesn't have your amount of rest days built in? Does this mean the program is too difficult? Do I just keep adjusting? For example:
Last week I did:
3 miles easy
3 miles easy
long run -15 miles
After the 15 miles (hilly miles for me) I was sore but nothing too crazy. I was still feeling sore today and chose to take my second off day-when I was scheduled to run a speed workout again. I have learned the importance of rest, so these off days don't upset me--I'm just wondering plan wise...what happens when your long runs get really long and you are left sore. Does my body get used to it eventually...? Speak to me people!
2. Did you ever go into a race knowing that your training really consisted of figuring out how to train for the goal you set? I had a time goal for this race and I feel like my 'inner self' is letting that time goal go because I feel like I'm not prepared to reach it. I can't tell if my minds just messing with me...or if I am really NOT prepared....I'm thinking I know the answers you all are going to give me for this one.
3. Sneakers. I know that sneakers are supposed to last for 300 miles. Does this apply to everyone? I am really feeling that my sneakers are not giving me what they did a few months back. Could they possibly be worn out earlier??? Does that happen?
I have more questions...but if you all are like me...Its sometimes hard to read a really long post ;) so I will keep it to this. I sincerely would love any advice that you guys could give!!!