Sunday, September 26, 2010

One bad apple...


This week did not go quite as planned as far as getting my runs in so ended up a few miles short. Today's long run, well what can I say it kind of sucked. I didn't get started til about 9:30 and it was still pretty cool but warmed up way to quickly. I was suppose to be doing 10 miles but when at 9 I was almost home I could not take the idea of running around the neighborhood to get the extra mile. I was just kind of hurting all over. As you can see from the profile here it was a bit of a hilly run.

A couple of those hills really sucked the first one of course but at least I was fresh and new it was coming, but that one at 4.5 that went straight up for 100' yea not really fun, and as I was just kind of wandering around not really expected. I was starting to hurt about that time and put on my music which I rarely take with me, it was great to have the distraction until mile 5.5 when it stopped working. Ear phones seem to have a short or something. So then the thoughts start creeping in...you know the ones....this is no fun...there is no way I'm going to be able to do that 1/2...what was I thinking...wow my knee is not feeling to good...I don't like this....and on and on. Why is it when you have one bad run you start to doubt everything, even if all your runs in the recent past have felt pretty good. I'm not going to let this get me down...I'm not. This week will be better. Next weekend I will pick a flat route for my long run.




Kicked back in the glider to tired to get up and go stretch and shower.

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

Hey You!
Don't let your run today get you down. You have been doing great and you did nine miles with hills!
You are a stronger person then me. I would be dodging the hills if I had been going that far. It did warm up quick today. I haven't done any "long" distance since we did the Park to Park race. I have run the last three days in a row though and I think that is a first for me. In three days I only went a couple of miles more then you did today. I say "way to go!"

Diana said...

Those "mind" games are the worst! Don't let 'em get you down, you are there! 1/2 marathon ready!!!
Congrats on the 10 miler!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

A bad run is still 9 miles DONE!! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...next week's long run will feel like a walk in the park!

Christi said...

You went out and did a great run even if you were not mentally on! Don't let the negativity get to ya!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Ugh..hills are the worst on long runs! I'm sorry your run didn't go as planned, but you got 9 miles in...that is still awesome! :)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Ugh on those hills. I notice my headphones don't work after awhile. They get wet from sweat (I know, gross).

Still great job of keeping on. You will do great!