Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Week 6, Run 3 (19th overall)
This run was a 25-minute continuous run and I...
I did the first 12 minutes or so and then just couldn't go on. The problem was that I was going too fast, and I was going a different route that had several long uphill stretches. My calves were just not prepared for that.
I got going again after a little breather but stopped again after another 5 minutes of hill running.
I felt pretty bad about not making it. Then, I decided to look at it differently. I just wasn't ready for this run on this terrain. It's no fault of mine. I have worked hard at this program, and not finishing this run doesn't change that fact. All I have to do is repeat the week, get stronger, and then have another go at it. No disappointment. No sadness. Just re-do the week.
It was a hell of a good workout too. So, regardless of finishing, I did something good for myself.
Tonight I will be doing the week 6, day 1 re-run, providing it doesn't rain too hard. It is looking pretty cloudy right now.
No feeling bad. No shame. Just do it.
Posted by DPM at 5:08 PM