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Desiree Linden, occasionally known as "Des" and winner of the N & # 39; oreaster-ridden Boston Marathon 2018, enjoying her time in the limelight Victory – the career high to surpass all career highs for a pro marathon runner – she was on the New York Stock Exchange, was honored at the Boston Celtics Court, and Taylor Swift was at the Billboard Music Awards Awarded the Top Female Artist Award This is not the only benefit: Now that she has packed the big one, Linden can go crazy with her training schedule for the upcoming New York City Marathon.
Read on to find out how she prepares for her The second big race of the year, the too-sensible words she has to say about "back in shape" and what it means to be an athlete today his. [1
When you race, you've probably heard people stress the importance of strength training. If you accidentally miss * your busy days, you now have the perfect excuse: Des Linden did not have any strength training before her big win at the Boston Marathon.
"Well, I should have done it," says Linden Shape. "When I told my new coach that I did not do weight training, he was like" Oh, Jesus. "I think I got away with it because I had a really good, well-tuned training plan, I know that too Strength training should have done, but doing strength to do it is a terrible decision as a runner, now I do what I need to address my weaknesses and do what is good for running. " It's worth it. "I feel stronger training and running later," she says, "and even as I look through the routine, I'm like," Oh, those squats do not hurt so much, and I'm not that sore, so I know that there is an advantage there.
Even to Boston on the agenda? Much more rest. "We spend more days relaxing between hard sessions, which allows me to have good quality sessions," she says. "Being fresher than ever is kind of nice, I understand the philosophy of cumulative fatigue and learn to get tired all the time, but at the age of 35, I do not think I've ever ever gotten fresh I've always been just tired, this age also comes into play with me, so I feel fresher, recover more – I think it will be valuable. "(The & # 39; Go-To-Post Marathon Recovery Movement? Here are other marathon recovery strategies that you really want to try.)
Running again is * Never * Easy
After taking the miles, does the run of free time and the feeling that you're going to die? Guess you're not alone. It turns out that even elite runners, who are literally paid to hit the sidewalk, stand on the fighter bus when they get back into shape.
On some days it just flows and I feel like I'm born On other days, it feels like I'm trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to see what I have and try to get better.
– des_linden March 5, 2018
After Linden reached fourth place in Boston in 2017, she paused last year the fall season – an unusual step for a runner of her caliber. When she straightened up her running snuffles, she was the first to admit that it was not easy. "You get out of shape and when you start again, it does not feel great," she says. "It's like, why am I doing that? What's the point? Will it get easier?" At some point (thanks to the fitness gods) it does. (See: 5 things I wish I knew when I started running.)
"It takes about 10 days to two weeks, and then create a routine, "she says. "If you do not run you feel stale somehow." It should be tough at first. Then come out one day and just feel good . This happens everywhere, from beginner to elite. Once out of shape, it's hard to get into shape, and once you get in shape, it's amazing.
What It's Like to be an Athlete
Today, Linden not only made headlines because it prevailed The worst race weather in Boston to reach the UK, the world was just as much of her team-player Ghost Intrigued. (Read more about how they motivated competitors on the course, including reigning NYC Marathon Champion Shalane Flanagan.)
"I think there's a lot of respect in our sport because everyone knows how hard it is, "she says," If someone succeeds, it is very hard and you know how much work has been done to easily root for other people who are doing it right and working the process through. You want it to be you, but if you do not, you respect the other person because you will realize how hard it is. "Just look into the hearty kudos that Flanagan Linden gave to Boston.
– Shalane Flanagan (@ShalaneFlanagan) April 17, 2018
If anything, this stronger common ground between America's elite marathon runners shows everything else in the game Nation happens: "It's an exciting time to be an athlete. It's like the unofficial year of the woman, "says Linden.
" There's so much momentum and energy and positive things, not just in sports, but also culturally in America, "she says. It's really fun to be part of playing only a tiny part in that moment. "