Race day is inching closer every day, and that decision (you know the one you made on a whim to sign up for your first half or full marathon) is about to come to fruition.  Just a few more weeks and you’ll be standing at the starting line anxiously awaiting the sound of the gun.

Sometimes, this late in the game getting out for your scheduled runs can be laborious and downright miserable.  However, those particular training runs are what separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls. Those training runs are the ones that allow you to dig down deep and keep placing one foot in front of the other until you reach the finish line.  There comes a time in each race where you will doubt yourself and your abilities, but those training runs allow you to crush that doubt under the soles of your feet with each step. So when you hear the voice of the doubters, push it into the deep dark recesses of your brain, and silence it with the sound of your feet on the pavement.  Lace up your shoes, grab your goo, and put on your gear, because your training has prepared you for this and you will accept nothing but success! – Ian

Ian is a Fitness Professional that has been working in and around the St. Louis area for the last 10 years.  Most days you’ll find him at the gym or spending time with his family.  He has worked with people from all walks of life and is passionate about helping regular people reach their fitness goals.  You can read more about him at his blog http://stlpersonaltrainer.wordpress.com or you can find him at https://www.facebook.com/fagalatraining.