I have read some posts that are on struggles and how a runner got through a tough race mentally. These I appreciate the most. I feel then that I can relate and I feel that the runner is real.
I ran the Palisade half marathon on May 11. I ran it in 2012 as well. I thought I had stepped up my training and thought I was tougher mentally but apparently not....I ran 2 seconds faster than the year before. 1:49.29 2013 time
Now can I make some excuses? Of course...I am the best at that!
It was a tough course, it was windy this year, the dinner that I ate the night before sat weird in my stomach.
Bottom line I needed to train more....I thought I knew the course and knew where I needed to step up but running only 15-25 miles a week and some tempos and track workouts aren't enough....it's funny...when looking at my garmin my slowest miles were opposite from 2012.
I was so confident that I was going to better my time by 3 or 4 minutes.
As a life long runner I am constantly growing and know that every race can't be amazing.
I was 7th female and last year I was 10th so I thought that was cool!
I really appreciated the course..it was gorgeous hills and all!
I was able to have great conversations with members of the running club and make new friendships.
A great girl weekend in Colorado wine country!
I am grateful that I was able to RUN!
Take away thoughts:
I think instead of re-doing races I need to try new ones!!
I am planning on running a fast course half in June.
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