Friday, September 4, 2009

Mediocre

Today a gentle rain fell as I was running. It was very welcome. I actually ran for two miles today without being passed by a vehicle! A very peaceful and nice run. Yet it was what I would call a mediocre run. I could barely get to base pace, and I felt like I was struggling, like trying to put a bit in a reluctant horses mouth, a struggle. I am having significant ups and downs this week in regards to my training so I'll expect a better day tomorrow. One thing I know for sure...I will hit the flats tomorrow! I will at least drive to the track if nothing else. There is a 5K race in a nearby town I could use as a tempo run so we will see.
Totals-8.41 miles/ 1:31:16/ 10:51's.

6 comments:

Meg Runs said...

Like the idea of using the race as a tempo, I might just do the same. Happy Weekend!

Jamie said...

I enjoy running in the rain most times. Training is so cyclical, hope yours is on the way back up!

Beth said...

I've been gone so now I need to catch up! I like running in a gentle rain. Great that you didn't have a lot of cars to spray you. Good luck with the fast run. I bet it will be fun!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a run in the flats is a good idea!

Enjoy!

Running, kind of. said...

I love those runs where you don't see a single car! I enjoy the alone time and use it to reflect and meditate.

Running has ups and downs, at least I have experienced that too. Don't get discouraged!

lindsay said...

i've certainly had the ups and downs lately myself. hang in there! take a day or two off if you need/want. the body needs rest sometimes and is not afraid to demand it :)

running a race is a good idea, helps boost the confidence and remind you why you run day in and day out.

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