In the 6 months since I started Couch-to-5K, I have learned a lot about running, racing and most importantly, myself. I have learned that some runs will be GREAT and some runs will not be so great. The not-so-great runs can be so incredibly frustrating.
Today was one of those incredibly frustrating days.
My training schedule had me running for 60 minutes. I was looking forward to it- coming off my last 2 great runs. All excuses I could make - A/C at work was broken in the morning, so it felt very draining. It was also hot and humid outside and I wasn't able to get my run in until late afternoon (3:30 start). It was 83 degrees and over 80% humidity. Oh woe is me. *sarcasm*
I started with just a 5 minute warm up walk and then started jogging. I think I started sweating almost immediately and just dripped with it. I ran 1.4 miles and that was just about 17 minutes- it was like a 12:15 pace. Perhaps I should have just slowed down and run farther.....but I listened to my body and decided to walk for a cool down and call it a day. I think I was truly too hot- it wasn't for lack of effort or heart. It just wasn't my day.
So now the dilemma- with 2 WEEKS left until I leave for Utah- and having trained well- I'm hoping I did enough. I guess I just have to trust the training schedule they set out for you (I mean, they are the experts, right?) and not feel like I have to cram for a college final.
4 miles each, 3 times in 24 hours, 1 run will be in the dead of night.
So incredibly excited while also completely terrified of what I've gotten myself into!