“Things are always better in the morning.”
No kidding, I chose to share this Harper Lee quote before yesterday’s race happened.
The race was one that I should want to forget, but it was, after all, memorable. Not good, but memorable.
Here are some quick shots from the race warm up:
Things probably really are better in the morning.
Hope you’re feeling rejuvenated this morning.
Me well, yeaterday I ran 12 minutes slower than my best 5 weeks ago.
If that sounds bad, it is and was…
Hard. To. Swallow.
For as bad as that race wreaked, it was pretty motivating.
I’m motivated to…
Rerun – ending my 2014 season with a flop makes me thrilled to train for a better next race.
Run hills – I handled poorly the rolling ascents and pounding of the net downhill course.
Recover carefully – I didn’t expect my previous race to go so well, nor did I expect this race to go so, SO poorly. But, recovery in between marathons was tricky. While I may have thought I felt recovered, I probably wasn’t. That added to the lead weight feeling in the legs the entire race.
Feast carefully – I’m sure that in celebration (over race victories and holiday festivities) I let my guard down. Being wholly transparent, I probably packed on a good pound since the last race. Not good.
Continue – I don’t feel discouraged because I know this race wasn’t “me” and that I am the 2:42 marathoner that I was five weeks ago. I’m motivated to continue to train hard and figure out ways to improve but after a few weeks off.
So, today’s the day that starts a quick bit of rest for me. Maybe get rid of this blister that looks strangely like a Jelly Bean wedged between my toes.
Be renewed, it’s a new day!