|Apparently, this is actually where you take your kids if you need to sell them.|
My last long run was a disaster. I was slow, I bonked, and worst of all....I wasn't enjoying running. I read something in an article that helped me out. It said that pace was not a goal it was an outcome. I have been putting so much pressure on myself to hit the 9min/mile pace during my long runs. I realized I needed to let that go. I need to run at my current level and just be happy with the outcome. I want to run a sub 2 hour half marathon, but like I tell my kids (who I love by the way), sometimes you don't get what you want.
With a new mindset I went on my long run. I knew it would be a little more challenging than usual because it was a route with hills. This was good for three reasons: 1) running hills makes you a better runner 2) it was a tougher run so I wasn't so concerned with my time and 3) hills work your butt and frankly I don't want to hear, "no offensive, but your have a big butt....bless your heart."
|Yup, ran up to the top and back.|
Do I still want to run the half in under 2 hours? Yes! But I actually want to enjoy running even more. So I will work hard, try my best, but my pace will be the outcome, not the goal.