Pre-Storm Tricks

It was another one of those days that I didn’t want to take the time to run. So I play this trick with my mind. I tell myself, “Fine. You don’t have to run. You just have to gear up, but you don’t have to go out.” And once I’m geared up, I continue. “You don’t have to go out into that weather. You just have to strap on your GPS and walk outside.” Once I’m outside: “You don’t have to run. You just have to head to the corner.” Before I know it, I’m out there running, feeling good, and my mind doesn’t know any better by that time. My mind is pretty stupid, in fact. Easy to trick. So, I ran as the storm was moving in. It rained a bit here and there, but I didn’t get very wet. But it was really windy in certain sections with a full headwind as I headed east. That was unpleasant. I took the dogs out for two miles, dropped them back off at the house, and then headed out for another five to Waller Park and back. I wasn’t watching my heart rate too closely today, but I ended up spending most of my time at the bottom of zone 2. But my pace ended up being pretty good. Legs felt good too. This higher intensity training program seems to be working, but I did cut out the Monday cross-training and the Friday run. That was just too much for my to maintain without burning out. But I think this might be perfect. It is certainly more than I’ve ever done before with my training, but I don’t think it is going to kill me. But we will see. The toughest part will be running when I work out of town for 3-4 high mileage weeks before the marathon. Bing Map
Owner: evilkow
Activity Type: Running
Event Type: Uncategorized
Distance: 7.31 Mile
Time: 01:12:08
Elevation Gain: 67 Feet

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