happyfeetnl"Shatter your fears and you will shatter records." - Matshona Dhliwayo
Run 4/4 Week 8
Run No. 23 (please, check IG stories for more #runview impressions)
13 km was not the distance I was aiming for (it's the distance on the training plan, though) but I'm glad I got the run done. My mind wanted to quit so many times (by 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 km 🙈). Just a strange run because I was looking forward to it but while on the run, I could not find a good flow.
I made it a jog/sprint/rest/repeat cycle just to get the run done and mileage in my legs.
My original plan was to do 3 different sets of 5K workouts. After a difficult first 2 km, I ended a great first 5K training (33 minutes). I don't know if it was my rucksack (I was testing it again, if I should replace it before I get to my 21-35 km runs), which rubbed my armpits that I was in pain by kilometer 6, or thoughts about the upcoming week, which I can't put into perspective - my mind and body somehow gave up on me, and I had to call on my will to step up and help me finish!
6'56" is a faster average pace than last week's LDR (7'14") but not achieved in a great flow. It was a struggle. Better luck, next week! (My humble marathon goal pace is 7'00") I am very much aware, as I've written in previous posts, there will be great runs, average runs and shitty runs in every marathon training, in any training.
My challenge for this training is to be open, every step of the way. It can be exhausting to be open...more exhausting than the running itself! So, I guess in the spirit of my #mentalhealth #selfcare, I will have to be creative the next weeks. How to share without mentally exhausting myself.
#my14Ksforberlin_hfnltraining2017 - 1
#72withmo @runningwithmo 62/72 km
- eva_1979👍 nice distance TT 😊
- happyfeetnl😽@eva_1979 thanks, TT💕 I'm happy I can 4/4 ✔ on Week 8's plan. Hopefully, Week 9's LDR will be better, than today. Congratulations, again! You did it 👊⚡
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