I got a PW (Personal worst) at my race on Saturday
I was not really prepared going into this race. I knew that the night before. I was also not feeling mentally okay the night before or the morning of. I was nervous about this race, and it wasn’t until I actually started running that I felt good. I felt great walking through the water stops, and then running while pacing myself through the first 5.5 miles. Then the bitch of a hill showed up.
Calvert St. leaving Rock Creek Park.
My legs felt shredded and like lead after 9 miles. BUT they did tick away pretty quickly. I was kind of shocked how the mile markers never felt too far apart. I felt strong during it, but my endurance seemed to pretty much suck. I think that is mainly because of my lack of outdoor runs. I need and will get back outside this weekend…
Working From Home
…If the snow melts. Yes. WE GOT MORE SNOW. I’m so sick of this. SO SICK OF THIS. I’m just happy I have the ability to work from home, so I don’t have to take vacation. Plus if there was ever a Monday where I needed to take the day off, it would have been today. My legs still feel pretty shredded from the race, so I plan on doing an easy run later and some strength training. I need to build up glute and hamstring strength – that is the only way that I am going to get better and faster. I’d like to build up that strength before the massive training begins with the Marathon and all. So I’m listening this time, and doing strength training as well as cross training that is not slow running.
Need to Get My Ish Together
I’m the Queen of excuses. I’m the Queen of tomorrows. I’m the Queen of “I’ve already screwed up”. Now I am taking on the title of Queen of One day at a time. I’m taking everything one step at a time, and going from there. I’ve pre-tracked today and I hope that helps me stick to things.
I need to stop acting like what I have done up to this point is what I can continue to do and get the results I want. I have to change to get change. I have to make the choices that need to happen to evoke the change I want. I have to decide that this is what I want and then go for it.
Today: 2-3 miles easy run, strength training (lower body)
Let’s do this.