Yesterday I tried something I haven’t done in way too long.
I left my ego at home when I went for my run.
I looked up my suggested paces on McMillan. I didn’t like the pace that was suggested as my “long run” pace. It was a number I try to avoid at all costs. I don’t like that number at all. “Back in the day”, I ran an entire marathon faster than that number.
But, I did it. I took that number and I ran it. 8 miles later, I was feeling good enough that I let myself run the last two miles faster. And I was tired at the end of 10 miles but…
THIS IS HUGE!
I could have kept running.
3 double digit runs in 5 days and my legs still had something left.
I need to remind myself REGULARLY that I’m not training to RACE a half marathon. There will be no PRs during this adventure. I am training to survive. To finish smiling. To have a good experience while running and a fun vacation with my husband while not running.
5 half marathons. 5 days. 65 miles. In the words of my buddy Emz, I’ve freakin’ got this.