Wednesday’s run did not go quite as planned and it most definitely hurt a lot more than it should have.
Brooke woke up extra happy so that helped me to get in a better mood about the whole thing once I got home.
What the workout called for:
What actually happened:
10 minutes @ 8:00 pace
10 minutes @ 6:40 pace
2 minutes @ 8:41 pace
8 minutes @ 6:15 pace
4 minutes 22 seconds @ 8:25 pace
6 minutes @ 6:03 pace
6 minutes @ 9:03 pace
4 minutes @ 6:02 pace
8 minutes @ 9:11 pace
2 minutes @ 5:44 pace
Cool-down @ 8:34 pace
10 miles total, average 7:29.
My splits weren’t terribly off (okay, some of them were) but the recoveries were way slower than prescribed. My stomach was off from the very beginning and my legs felt like they didn’t have an ounce of energy. It was frustrating. I was bugged at myself and worried that if I couldn’t hit this workout… how in the world could I hit my goal for the marathon? When I finished I did the things that I try to do after any bad run/race:
-Remember that this happens to everyone (even the elites!!). Text/call one of your runner friends about it, I am sure they will understand and reassure you that they have those same awful runs every now and then too.
-Rather than complain… solve (easier said then done right;). Take a look at what went wrong a bit and fix it. Sometimes it is just an off day and sometimes you didn’t get enough sleep/you ate junk/you are super stressed about other things etc. If it is a controllable factor that caused the bad run then do something about it to avoid the same mistakes.
-Focus on something/somebody else. Running doesn’t define us and one bad run most definitely doesn’t define your fitness level. Direct your attention on something else and move forward because dwelling on things never helps matters.
And an amazing quote that my coach sent for me to practice the next two weeks:
Since we last spoke:
-Brooke SPRINTED into gymnastics. She must have been excited or something like that?!
-I’ve had two ridiculously good meals:
Oteo (probably my current favorite Utah restaurant) tacos and a cronut (the cure to any problem in life).
-Cauliflower soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at Zupas.
-Lots of static hair
-And falling asleep on the couch.
-Jacket weather came without asking us if it is okay. PS I call her Muncher Cruncher more than I call her Megan in real life.
And I am most excited about this:
Check out my Podcast with Tina HERE!!!!!
What do you do to get over a bad workout/run?
When was your last bad workout? What do you think went wrong or was it just an off day?
Top 2 favorite types of soup?
What’s going on in your neck of the woods today?