Last week was great!
I had a great week in training and feel that things are actually starting to head in the right direction. I had some really great runs that boosted my confidence and showed me that my fitness is starting to come around again. I ran some miles in the 8’s and low 9’s which I haven’t really been letting myself do for a long time. I don’t want to push things too much. Last week I wasn’t pushing. I was just running, removing the mental aspect of it and not worrying. It helped. I was faster…naturally! 🙂
|Best Running Son EVER!|
Saturdays “long run” went without a hitch. Dare and I got up and around. Dropped my 12 year old off at basketball and headed out to run. We had a little bit of weather problems overnight so the ground was slippery in spots due to freezing rain. It also was raining/sleeting the majority of time we were running. We had to slow our pace a few times but neither of us had any complaints!! It is great to be out and running…that is reason enough not to complain!! We ran a nice hilly out and back. My legs are really starting to appreciate the added hills. I know this will pay off huge in Georgia!!
I got out of the house for awhile on Saturday night for a much needed night of fun with friends whom I haven’t seen in forever! Kevin (the guy) was working so he had to miss out! :p
|Photo courtesy of Bill|
This week is the beginning of my half training. I have been doing a base building plan until now. So this week I get to start really trying to add some speed and more strength into my runs. I am just going to put this out here now….I want to PR in Georgia. This means a lot of hard work is needing to enter into my life! I have all the faith in the world I can. I just have to work hard and not let my mind get the best of me!
Racing the Race!
My current PR for the half is 2:02…so to beat that I just need to run 9:18 or faster…I can do that! I know I can. I just need to actually race the race! Who else is guilty of this? Not racing the race is something I never realized I was doing until just recently when I was considering trying to PR.
Every race I have run, I have never actually raced. I run, I even run hard. But I don’t race. I always have something left. I never actually push myself. I let ok be good enough. I am scared to burn out!! Each half I have run, I talk and laugh and joke the whole time. Never actually pushing myself to the next notch in my race game. I finish strong but don’t feel like I left it all out there. This year is going to be different. I am going to get uncomfortable and I am going to push myself to racing and not just running.
This quote helped me realized what I wasn’t doing.
|I never let it get to that point|
Last weeks recap: