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This blog is now retired. My new site is at: Predictably Irrational.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Easy Running Ain't So EAsy

Today's run was supported by the following random songs on my iPod today:

Take Me On the Floor by The Veronicas
Still Waiting by Sum 41
Just Dance by Lady GaGa
Soldier's Poem by Muse
Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace
Time Is Running Out by Muse
I Put A Spell On You by Marilyn Manson
You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
When You Smile by Concrete Blonde
Sad Songs And Waltzes by Cake
Am I Evil? by Metallica

I had three easy miles and yet I felt spent trying to get what should be easy miles in. I had strides at the end and these killed my legs.

And so the agony I feel about running one measly mile at tomorrow's Magnificent Mile is elevated. And utterly ridiculous.

I have to get over it. I've checked out mentally, even though, for the most part, I am physically ready.

How fast will I go? I don't know and I don't have a plan because I'm too chicken-shit to make a goal. My fastest mile was in 2004 for 7:21. I didn't think I could do that, but credit must be given to my BFF Melisa, who told me -- before I did it -- that I could do sub 7:30.

My fast runs for the past few weeks have hurt *really bad*. So, honestly, I'm a little scared at feeling that hurt again, solidly for 7-8 minutes. During track workouts, I can actually take a recovery break...not likely to happen tomorrow.

The good news is that Cerina will be running and thus, a family event. I run for me. And I run for them. And the fact that she wants to run, to beat me, is satisfaction enough.

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