Racing is easy when you get on the start line with weeks of solid training behind you. You have confidence and although it still requires a huge amount of effort, you are strong and able to fight back when the pace starts to slow.
Yesterday was not easy. The last few weeks between the Ottawa 10k and the Waterfront 10k have been tough. My body has felt like a dead battery during workouts and on easy runs, I have felt like a flat tire clunking down the road.
I knew that getting under 32min wasn’t going to happen yesterday, and I knew that it was going to be hard. But you have to show up for the hard days. You can’t just do something when you know that it’s going to be easy or when you know that you won’t fail.
My fall marathon build will start in a couple of weeks. I am not quite where I was last year at this time. But I know that I have made progress over the winter & spring. I have a couple of weeks to work through this lull in my training. I am looking forward to bumping up the mileage and getting my marathon fitness back!
2:25:00 is still my goal. There is a lot of work to do, but it’s nothing that I haven’t put myself through before.
Thank you CRS & Lululemon for putting on an amazing event. The course, the cheer stations, the DOUGHNUTS and the post-race party!! I am glad I didn’t miss this one.