Aug 6, 2007

humid days and mondays always get me down

it was 80 degrees when i went out at 6:30 am for this mornings' 6 miles.

monday's are "endurance runs" - today my run was crazy slow. as was last monday & the monday before that. slow runs usually result in me thinking i suck & then i get to wondering how i'll ever knock 21 minutes off my marathon time if i'm running at a pace that i ran this morning. and so i have a mini-panic. i do this well. and write to coach wondering if the word endurance is another word for slow. i'm hoping its normal. its ok he says. and the heat doesn't help things. oh yes - i forgot about how the heat just sucks the life out of me. am going with that.

my husband asked me when i'll stop having the mini-panic over a bad run; and wracking my brain to try to find the reason for it & just realize it was a bad run. nothing more. nothing less.
i'd like to know the answer to this as well.

and as the day goes on, i realize that i feel sort of crappy. which in a way makes me happy. cause it gives me a reason. maybe my run wasn't slow cause i suck - maybe it was slow cause i felt crappy & just didn't know it yet at that early hour under that blanket of humidity.

monday runs are hard.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's just a bad happens...even to runner girls

RunToTheFinish said...

I agree, I really hate bad running days and they throw me in to a funk. I usually understand some where deep inside that it just happens, but I'd really rather it not!

It was 80 at 6AM here and so hard to breathe I knew things weren't going to go so great, but what do you do...

Anonymous said...

i thought about going out this a.m., but the a.c. did not stop running all night so i didn't. the heat does suck.

Vickie said...

I don't understand it either, but all the "experts" say: to run faster you must run slower. Slower gets you farther, as I have found out in my new running life. Slower doesn't make you feel like you did anything great, but it will help you finish when you thought you couldn't.