Thursday, May 22, 2014

I didn't want to die

I have it in my head that I'm a decently slow runner. I always have been. And I'm ok with that.

But I think it may be keeping me from seeing what I can really do.

After not dying on my trail run last weekend, I thought I should try to bump my training up a notch and see how it goes.

So, today was supposed to be a 5 mile run, with 3 at 9:46/mile.

Instead, I did my 1 mile warm up, and did miles 1&2 at 9:14 pace and mile 3 at 9:05.

Aside from being rather sweaty (which I'm sure you wanted to know), it was good! I mean, I didn't want to sing songs from a Rogers and Hammerstein musical or anything, but I also didn't want to die.

Pretty cool.

Now it's time for my (much avoided) date with my plan book.

Do you have/have you had any mental blocks that hold you back?


  1. always and forever. i start believing certain things about myself and then one day...bam...they aren't true anymore. i was always a peacefully-slow runner. my first half marathon was two and a half hours and i was 100% thrilled with that. then...i kept running and surprising myself with things i never imagined that i was capable of.

    so proud of you!!!

    1. Thanks! It's funny how we can hold ourselves back mentally like that.

  2. Pre-injury every training run I did I would push my self. Now post injury I just take it easy. I don't care that it takes me over 30 min to run 3 miles when I know I use to be able to do it in a lot less time!

    You did a great job!

    1. Thanks! It's nice to be able to be happy with what you're able to do at any given time. Much better than getting frustrated with yourself.


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