4 days in ATL
For the second week in a row I managed three workouts/quality runs while maintaining respectable mileage and feeling strong and healthy. Without a doubt, this can be considered a rousing success for where I'm at right now.
On the list titled "not a rousing success" might be my pitiful attempt at racing 13.1 Atlanta yesterday. I won't go into all the details, but basically I need to be more realistic about my current fitness and the race course needs to not pass directly in front of the start/finish area at five miles. What was I supposed to do, not stop?! Seriously though, I'm frustrated that I wasn't able to capitalize on such gorgeous cold weather and force myself to push through when the going got tough, but I'm also grateful that I was able to complete five miles at tempo effort and watch my new friend Meggan Franks crush a huge PR. I don't need to make a habit of dropping out of races, but with Army 10 Miler on Sunday and 13.1 Dallas in three weeks, there are still plenty of opportunities for quality performances this month. The weather is finally changing and I'm finally gaining strength and fitness--now I just need some mental toughness to go along with it!
Sunday, October 2, 2011