A Mile A Day

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Funny how moods change (Read 131 times)

    it's funny how when your running is going kind of crappy over an extended period (I'm not talking about one crappy run, but a couple weeks of not so great runs) that it can really dampen your outlook on running as a whole.  A month ago I started considering when to end my streak.  I had just been plagued with injuries this year (sprained toe, hamstring, ankle) and it was frustrating me to no end.

     

    Now, I have had a couple of back to back good weeks of runnign with nothing really bothering me, and I wouldn't even think about stopping running or my streak.  In the past week i was able to get in my long run of just under 17 miles, some speedwork on Monday and a 9 mile marathon pace run today.  My legs are tired and sore, but it's that "I just worked them really hard" kind of sore - not the "I think I'm injured" kind of sore.

     

    I think everyone has bad days runnign once in a while, and I can handle that, but it gets overwhelming when it is for an extended period - especially overwhelming I think if you are trying to hold onto a streak (most people would just take a few days off and probably be fine.  But now that I feel back to normal - running makes me happy.

    Ojo


      Please send of your mojo my way!  I am totally feeling in the dumps about my running.  I actually was so dead this morning that I walked twice -- yes that's 2 times -- during a 7 mile run!  Argh!  I did just learn that I am anemic so hopefully that is a contributing factor to my issues.  I really need those good running vibes back if I am going to attempt the 2 in 2 weekends! 

      Sara

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        ~~~~~~~Good Running Vibes~~~~~~~~

         

        ~~~~~~~Mojo~~~~~~~~~

         

         

        Hope it helps.  Big grin

        RunFree7


        Run like a kid again!

          Please send of your mojo my way!  I am totally feeling in the dumps about my running.  I actually was so dead this morning that I walked twice -- yes that's 2 times -- during a 7 mile run!  Argh!  I did just learn that I am anemic so hopefully that is a contributing factor to my issues.  I really need those good running vibes back if I am going to attempt the 2 in 2 weekends! 

           

           

          You'll get it back Sara.  The weather is finally starting to turn a little bit in our favor.  Looking forward to some cooler temps.  That always helps me run faster.  I always try something new when I get in slumps.  Recently I have been running in the morning (4am) without a shirt on.  I really like it.  Being a girl you might want to try a different approach.  Wink

            2011 Goals:
            Sub 19 5K (19:24 5K July 14th 2010)
            Marathon under 3:05:59 BQ (3:11:10 Indy 2010)

             

             

             

            You'll get it back Sara.  The weather is finally starting to turn a little bit in our favor.  Looking forward to some cooler temps.  That always helps me run faster.  I always try something new when I get in slumps.  Recently I have been running in the morning (4am) without a shirt on.  I really like it.  Being a girl you might want to try a different approach.  Wink

             

             

            Or if you try the same approach at least let us all know your route   Big grin

            Ojo


              Thanks guys -- I really needed the chuckle today!  Big grin

              Sara

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