Thursday, October 22, 2009

The good, the bad and the PR

It's funny because on the runs where I feel the worst - I tend to do the best.
And when I end feeling good, I've usually gone slower.

Today's run started off since I left the house at 7:00am and not 6:30am like I've been trying to do. The first mile felt sluggish and sloppy...and I had to keep reminding myself:

"Just get past the first mile, just get past the first mile...".

I must have made up some good time since I finished with a new PR. Such a good PR that I am almost to the next minute per mile bracket - SEVEN!

My two mile run was done in 16:03. About 8:01 per mile. Which means my last mile might have actually been less...since my first mile was the slow one...

That's the good news.

The bad news is that I know my form was off. My back is a little sore and I felt like I spent a lot of time correcting my posture. Even though I'm focused on time right now, I do thinmk it would be a good idea for me to slow down and strengthen my form...

Don't really want to get hurt again...that sucks.

But for now, until tomorrow's run, I'll just be happy with my new PR!


Eric B said...

Way to go!!!

Christina said...

Great job with the awesome run. As a fellow runner and someone who cares, I have a comment.. you said you "Don't really want to get hurt again ". There are people who believe that saying what you DON'T want brings exactly that. Although I too don't want to get hurt again (and believe me it happens) I try and say positive, supportive things to myself (can't say it is easy or I always do it ) I say I'm healthy. I run strong. My favorite is my body is healthy and I run fast and lightly.

Keep up the great work!