I did. I mean at least for me I did. I’ve talked about how this year is about speed for me, and I’ve been practicing. It’s one of those things that’s hard to practice though, I’ll be honest.
When it comes to running, there’s some days you feel like Shalane Flanagan, on top of the world, and other days where you just want to cry because one mile feels like the longest distance ever. Those days are sad and they suck. I’ve realized though that is all very normal. When your body is doing weird crap it isn’t use to doing, it’s gonna feel fantastic on some days and pretty shitty on others. The trick though I think is paying attention to what’s happening the days prior that make it a good or bad run. These days hold the secret to training, and actually improving your time.
Of course there’s always gonna be that day that sucks major ones because our environments, internal and external, can be unpredictable, so don’t ever let a sucky run bring you down. The bad runs are all part of it.
All winter long I’ve been training, following a bunch of schedules I set for myself, and today I tasted sweet glory! I will admit this hasn’t been my “fastest” 5k BUT, it’s been the fastest I’ve gone without dying. I didn’t vomit either! I actually felt really good. So who knows this could be a fluke of perfect weather, rest, etc. combination, but hey, I’ll take it. The goal is now is to do about 9 sets of these non stop…
There’s a lot of work to be done. Oh and that’s my baby M, she wasn’t happy about not doing yoga today.
Thanks for reading.