>Racing>Goal of sub 17 minute 5k
Mikey...10 x 1200? Ouch.
Tuesday, I attempted a track workout of 4 x 1600, but my legs weren't ready. I completed one, got halfway through the next, then stepped off the track. I was forcing it and my body wasn't ready. Just too soon after the time trial (2 days prior). I just focused on recovering at that point.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Sometimes, you just have to live to fight another day.
Ricky —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka
Do you tell yourself that everyday jeff?
I have about as much chance of breaking 17:00 for the 5k as I do breaking 4 hours for the marathon right now. The 5k would hurt me way less though. I can guarantee that.
Going into the doctor next week to find out what is going on with me. I could barely finish 4 miles on the treadmill yesterday at a 7:13 pace after running an 18:39 5k just two weeks ago. Something is wrong and the idea of finding out is a little scary right now.
Smart decision. Sometimes, you just have to live to fight another day.
Think Whirled Peas
But this week, every single run I've felt so much stronger. And I'm running faster at similar efforts. It's been a good week and I'm psyched to see what I have next Saturday.
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
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