After my last race, I paused. It was a combination of training burnout (I had been following – and loving – a training plan since the very beginning of December), my knee pain and a lack of focus.
But, today…wonderful today…marks the official start of my training plan for my next race. T-minus 47 days!
My last two races had cross-the-finish-line goals. For this next one, a 4.2 mile race, it’s all about speed. This is the biggest race I’ve done – it actually has corrals! – and while my history with running told me to estimate a finish time of 42 minutes, my sense of pride landed on 38 because it was the slowest time the organizers still grouped with the “runners.”
I beg to differ, but I get it…your game, your rules.
So, please excuse me while I build my leg muscles, increase my stamina and break down the mental block of running, what I consider to be, fast.