So today, I feel as if I am taking stock of where I am.
What a week for me. I wasn’t feeling great, I acted like a not very pleasant person, not really on purpose, but as I see it, the result is what you get, the intent may not matter as much. Results matter more than intent.
I’m not the runner I was 3 weeks ago. My legs look find of funny, skinny. All of my paces are about 1 minute slower than where I was before, and The EFFORT, oh the EFFORT. Well, lets say it’s been not that easy to run these easy runs given by my coach.
So I am feeling discouraged. Took a work break and went and saw my coach briefly on Friday. I’ve been in communication with him all week, but it was pretty much a one way communication, which was kind of driving me nuts. He is a person of few words, and there hasn’t been too much to say. Workouts are going along ok. He said, he thought I’d be ready to start training again in the upcoming week. I asked him if we could get together and regroup. He kind of said, yeah, it’s been like, 2 weeks, but then he relented, and said, yes we will do that, and that he would rework all the peaks and valleys for the new marathon.
I feel SO weak though. I’m not really sure what is going on, sometimes this stuff is just mental.
I’m trying to get really excited about Tallahassee. Frankly speaking…I was getting really tired of speed work. So I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as I was going to train hard through November, and taper through December, and then Hit the race.
Retrain through November…train like a maniac through December. Taper in january….Hit race in February.
I actually was a bit nervy about Jacksonville, as I hear the roads have a cant to them. Last year, I ran the half marathon at 26.2 with Donna, and the roads did have the Cant, and my ankle never really recovered…So. The giant Hamster, gerbil woodchuck will probably be better.
I just have to embrace it. I need to embrace the build up again…and well, I have to admit there are some good things here. Yeah, I didn’t have any awesome race times, but…I did have some great training.
So lets see…if I can actually refocus, and grow my muscles back.
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