Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just me and the road

Have you ever noticed how you may be feeling very tired, draggy, sleepy, and you know you must run...but you have very little energy? If and when you make it out the door something happens; you begin to feel better!? You actually run pretty well? Odd.
Today is one of those days. So tired? But then there's the run! Ahhhh! Solace!
So even when tired the run can invigorate!! Maybe because it's that time you get to escape, think, or not think, plan, push, wonder, where it's just you and the road.
I am just a little concerned about meeting my goal of breaking four hours in the marathon. Seems like it's hard getting speed out of the legs. Today I decided to push it hard for one mile, it was net downhill. I could barely hold 10k pace. We shall see....totals-5.55 miles/ 54:51/9:52's.
I am meeting with a fine young couple this evening, they are preparing their wedding plans. So this means a late evening. Life goes on! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Peace!

7 comments:

Marlene said...

I've been doubting my own ability to achieve my time goal(s) in the marathon. Just have to have faith, work hard and see what the day brings!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Odd, indeed, but I've experienced the same thing. Wake up and the last thing I want to do is ... anything, including run. But, if I'll just go, usually I feel so much better the whole day than if I had listened to my wanna's.

Carlee said...

i had the same type of run today...didn't really want to go out there then had an incredible run. I guess you never really know....so DONT worry; just keep doing your best

Jamie said...

exactly what happened to me today... i've been doubting my time goals for the next marathon and had one of those days where I didn't want to go running. we'll just see what the day brings us!

lindsay said...

i've had runs like this before, just not recently. they are definitely feel-gooders though!

it is very easy to worry about pace and upcoming goals. continue to work hard and trust in yourself and your training!

Running, kind of. said...

Ah yes, i have felt that way before! Running is my therapy and when I don't WANT to run that is when I NEED to run!

Hang in there! Your training will see you through to your sub 4 goal!!!

Anne said...

Maybe I need to have one of those reinvigorating runs, and soon.

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