Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Should I be able to do it? Based on my half times, there's no doubt I'm capable of it on paper but when I do the math I just can't wrap my head around the though of running 7:40s for 26.2 miles.
What I really need to do is quit whining, lock BBW away and re-read Dr Jim Afremow's great book The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive to get my poop in a group.
The pity party must end now.
I also need to inject a little more fun back into running so tonight I decided to a 1 hour fartlek. Fortunately there is a lot of greenspace in the community I run through so between that, the road and the horse paths I get a nice variety of terrain to run on too.
So after the warmup I just did my thing. I went fast, I went slow, on the street, on the grass and even a bit of weaving between trees and bushes. It was definitely a nice change of pace to to have an agenda of no agenda for once. Don't get me wrong, there is a time for aerobic buildup but with only 2+ weeks before the taper, I need to fatigue my legs a bit
So that is that and now it's time to get to bed. I'm up later than I want to be especially since I've got a 30 minute pre-dawn run on the schedule for tomorrow. It should be a perfect morning now that the storm has rolled through.