Saturday, April 08, 2006

I Gave Up

I know running has a huge mental component and Thursday night I let it get to me.

I intended on doing some speed work at the track. When I got home from work I really didn't feel like going back out there. I contemplated not going at all. Then I thought maybe I would just go for a 6 miler and skip the speed this week. I've been trying to increase my speed distance a little more each week. I started with just 400's and have either added more 4's or increased a couple of them to 800's.

I finally decided to get going, hit the track and see how it went. I did 2-400's. The time was actually right in line with where I've been, 1:48 and 1:47. At this point I should have bumped it up to 8's but I kept on with the 4's. I did two more at 1:47 each and then I left the track. Even though physically I was doing fine I just wasn't into it. I ran my cool down route back home.

I wasn't really tired. Nothing really hurt. I just couldn't get my head into the idea of running those laps that night. I guess it takes a lot of mental stamina to pound out laps around the track and I just didn't have it.

I'll give it another try next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Goodness. How come you were going to give up. Think age has anything to do with it? We are not as young as we use to be you know.
I think your body is tired.