This has been a month of highs and lows when it comes to training.
When I run I feel pretty fabulous! I am running injury free after years of pain which is allowing me to push my body just a bit harder.
Plus, I forgot how much easier it is to run when it is 50 degrees out and not 90.
Boy it just makes you so much faster.
Even my bad runs have still been way better than the tough runs I was having before, and on top of that I have been racing really well.
I ran the Kiawah Half Marathon in a 2:10:40, which is my fastest half in almost 4 years, and felt awesome doing it.
It was a tough race, but I pushed myself, felt strong and even had some kick left at the end.
Then, 3 days later my legs decided they were no longer tired from the half marathon and really wanted to run so I turned them loose and was rewarded with a random week night 5K PR.
Again, it took a lot of push, but it is great to see results like this.
So, if my running has been going so well what is the problem?
It has been going well only when I actually do it.
I found lots of excuses this month (and last month) to skip more days than I should.
I cannot tell you the last time I did my weekly strength workout like I am supposed to, it seems to always be the first thing that bites the dust.
However, lately I have been ditching some runs too.
I come home thinking I am going to run and then the fact that it is pitch black out throws me off my game. Plus, I have been sick a lot, more this year than any other year I have taught, so many nights I come home and go to bed early.
Time to get back on track, new year, hopefully some new dedication.
How is your training going?
Any big events coming up?
I have the Charleston Half Marathon in 3.5 weeks.