- you need to rest more
- you need to avoid sunscreen so you get your vitamin D
- you need to run less
- you need to baby any little injury you might get
- you need to focus on eating enough
I am thrilled to have so many people care but between my books and my coach and these extras I get a lot of conflicting (and sometimes funny) information. I am so thankful to have my coach as my primary source. I typically try to block out everyone else. She has been such an inspiration and a great help to me. I know without her I wouldn't be the runner I am today. I'd either still be doing my usual runs without pushing myself too much, or I would have pushed myself too far, too fast and be down for the count. Thanks coach. You're the best!
So how do other people deal with conflicting advice and people who mean well but keep saying the same thing which goes against what you've been told? I just smile and occasionally try to defend myself and my plan, but I'm learning to just smile more often. I think some runners forget what it feels like to be running at 28 years old and to run pain and/or injury free. Granted following a very well laid out training plan, getting enough rest, and eating properly is what allows me to be the best I can.
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