Tuesday Afternoon Run
- Tuesday, when I was off for my snow day, I hit the gym for a run and some lifting.
- Short run; just a few miles.
- Didn’t really want to run. Just wasn’t in the mood.
- Did it anyway.
- Everything was perfect (especially considering I was on the dreadmill) and I felt great!
- When the run was done, I was sad. I wanted to keep going.
- Damn 10% rule!
Thursday Morning Run
- Long run planned. I should say “long” run since my mileage is generally still low.
- Was excited and ready to go!
- My legs were dead and barely moved. I felt like I had lead weights around my ankles.
- Everything hurt.
- The excitement of the run was gone and I just wanted to be done.
- I was sad, and wanted to stop.
- Did it anyway.
Why is it that we can have such a great run one day and such a terrible run the next time out? I mean, no run is ever terrible…I always feel good after getting my miles in, but some runs are a serious pain in the ass. And it seems to me that a not-so-good run always follows an awesome run. Frustrating!
I think the lesson in the good/bad run, is that I get through them. Even when we have bad runs, it is so important to get through them. Especially since the mental game is definitely the hardest. In fact, I tend to think of the mental aspect of triathlon as the fourth discipline. We can swim, bike and run all we want…as fast as we want…as long as we want. Unless we get beat mentally. How do you overcome being mentally beaten?
And for the best thing in my life right now: I leave for Florida in a matter of hours. My excitement is through the roof- not even sure how I am going to make it through my half-day at work! It is rainy and gross in NJ right now and the perfect day to take a trip to the Sunshine state I cannot wait to take a run down A1A!
I will be blogging here and there- some photos and I’ll post the MBE, but for the most part I will be too busy in the sun and sand with a drink in my hand.