This Sunday I did my long run for the week–10 very excruciating miles.
Last week I was sick so I should have been taking it easy but the thought of missing a run killed me inside? Anyone else ever get this way? I am trying so hard to be COMPLETELY dedicated to my NYC Half training this year because in a few short months I start FULL MARATHON training where the stakes are a lot higher.
The first 5 miles of my 10 miler on Sunday were just horrible. My legs felt like lead and I had no idea how I was going to make it through. But then something miraculous happened. I tuned out the complaining voice in my head and started to focus on what was in front of me: a beautiful day and a park that most people would die to be running in on a random Sunday. The next 5 miles zoomed by and I treated myself to Subway after. Did you know it is almost the end of Februany?? ALL footlongs $5 until Thursday, woo hoo!
I felt so good after running the 10 miler that I knew this week was going to start off on the right foot (no pun intended) and I was totally correct!
This morning I woke up at 5:45 laced up my running shoes and set off for an easy 4 miler. This morning was BEAUTIFUL!
I ended up running 5 miles (and only stopped there because of time constraints). I enjoyed every second of my run. I was even running at a decently fast pace and my legs no longer felt like lead. I think my persistence in my run yesterday really gave my body the lift it needed.
Hopefully this will be the training week that I need to give me full confidence that when I go to California next week I will remain in good shape for my runs!!
Happy Monday 🙂