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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The hay is in the Barn / Trust Your Training

My running partner emailed me this article, this morning. Being a  farmer's wife, I loved how they compared "The hay is in the barn" to "Trusting  Your Training. What an awesome comparison.  It's just what I needed to read.  I've got a 20 miler this Saturday.   I know for me,  sometimes I tend to doubt myself, when it comes to running a marathon.  Come on running 26.2 miles is not a easy task.  

Trust Your Training
There is an old farm saying that goes, “The hay is in the barn.” What this refers to is that there is a time when a farmer cuts his hay, bales it up, drives it into the barnyard, and stacks it in the barn. When this is done it is a huge sigh of relief. You know the animals will be fed for the winter.
The same applies to your race day. Your “hay” is in the barn. You have done all the training up to this point and have earned the right to celebrate your skills on this important day. Don’t try to sneak in any more training or try something different at the last minute. Trust that your body and mind are ready to compete and enjoy the race.
                               

So everybody running this weekend "TRUST YOUR TRAINING"

                                        "The hay is in the Barn"

c

7 comments:

  1. I love that! Thanks for sharing, of course you knew I would relate to it too!

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  2. Love it! That's a great way to think about the miles you put the effort into.

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  3. Just what I needed to hear. Thanks Penny! And good luck with your race, too.

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  4. Love this Penny! When is the next marathon?

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  5. Great analogy. Hope your training is going well!!

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  6. LOVE THIS!!! hope your training is going great!

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All your comments are inspiring to me. Love hearing your feedback.

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