Your Training Isn’t Their Training

Great Insta post from Molly Seidel the other day:

“Before the Houston Half back in Jan I was worried my training wasn’t enough, that I couldn’t work out as hard as veteran marathoners did. A really smart friend sitting with me on the bus to the start said, ‘Why do you compare your workouts to others? You aren’t them so your training isn’t their training. Last year I was injured and could only train for 6 weeks but I ran my best marathon; if you trust that your body is strong it will do great things.’ (spoiler, it was @aliphine ). Aliphine, you are an incredible woman and one of the all-around nicest people I know. And now you’re the freakin’ MARATHON TRIALS CHAMPION! You’ve showed me an indomitable spirit can do anything; I wouldn’t have made this team without your strength and support those final six miles. You deserve every second of this joy.

2nd place Olympic Trials Marathoner Molly Seidel (@bygolly.molly)