Thursday, June 9, 2011

My brain & body... can't they just get along?

I wish I could say that I was having a good week of running. In fact, it's pretty much been anything but. Every morning I wake up and think I'm going to hit the pavement and do a great job with my pacing and get in a great run. My brain really wants it... unfortunately, the news isn't reaching my body. Yesterday's run I think I set out too fast. I really wanted to fartlek a bit and had it in my mind to do just that. A little bit of quick followed by some slow & steady running. Again mind NOT synced with body. Ugh. After about 3 miles I was feeling miserable. I had originally planned on running around 7 miles, but I toughed out another 3 and was done. 

Not sure exactly what's going on. I suspect hormones, coupled with maybe a lack of hydration... part driver error, part just good ol' Mother Nature (I hate that commercial btw) rearing her ugly head. Fotunately, if this is a down week for me, that means next week will be an up week, which is good, because the next half marathon is a week from Sunday. Honestly, this week has made me dread it a bit, but I'm trying to maintain my optimism. 

I've still got a full run to get through tomorrow to get my miles in for the week. Wish me luck!

Yesterday's Run
6.0 Miles
72:15
5.0 mph

2 comments:

Heather said...

Jo....what happened to the text in this post?

Heather said...

PS....my week has been the same! I want a do over. lol