I've been thinking back on my last training cycle and recalling some of my workouts; I was working a lot harder to hit my target paces last summer (and those target paces were significantly slower then the ones I'm aiming for now). I often had to stop in the middle of a tempo run for a quick breather, I rarely completed a MRP workout successfully and I was almost always ready to collapse at the end of intervals. This year I've been finding the paces with ease and sailing through my workouts consistently from one week to the next.
It almost feels too good to be true!
Knock on wood!
As I mentioned yesterday, I feel very confident and positive right now, but I also get nervous since I still have almost 8 weeks to go. Will I still feel like this when the big day rolls around? I hope so. For the time being, I'll remain cautiously optimistic and try to push the paranoia out of my mind that everything is going to come craashing down. I'll continue tackling these workouts while remembering to respect what I'm doing here. Training for a marathon is nothing to be taken lightly and I definitely don't need a humbling reminder.
Do you ever get the feeling that things are coming too easily?