I think Jess is trying to kill me.
Yesterday, I ran three mile repeats ~7:45. (With a 1.5 mile warm up, .25 between each repeat and a mile cooldown.)
It was really freaking hard. The first mile felt okay, and then each mile got harder and harder. I think that means I was doing it right.
By the time I started mile three, I was really mad at Al Roker. I was on the treadmill (I’ve basically given up on midweek outdoor running until the weather gives up on being cold), and I just don’t think he brought his A-game yesterday. I was really hoping he’d keep me entertained.
Tomorrow morning’s forecast. Um, no thanks.
There comes a point in every training cycle that I question what I’m doing. Do I really have time to shoot for a PR? Is this worth it? Aren’t there a million other things I could be doing with my time?
Answers: maybe not; yes; definitely.
But it’s that yes that keeps me going. I’m definitely that kind of person who looks for that next high, and for now, running provides that for me. Until it doesn’t, the rest really doesn’t matter. I’ll make it happen the best way I can, and I’ll get to the starting line knowing I put what I could into it.
I’m also really anxious to see what this new yoga habit of mine does for my running. Caitlin has an interesting yoga + running case study on her blog. I’m trying hard for two yoga classes a week, but even one a week is one more than I’ve done consistently in a long time, so I’m interested to see what it does for my body. It’s been doing awesome things for my mind.
What non-running exercise has helped your running? What’s worth it to you to sacrifice for?