I finished my second week of the P plan and I'm still alive. I've tried to put in some really hard effort but it just don't seem to be working. I'm still in a very slow pace training run mode. Please don't tell me its mind over matter. For the most part this week I've felt wonderful out there. I haven't felt like I'm dragging along on my runs so why the hell won't my mind push me to move my legs a little faster when they so feel like they can, what is holding me back. My first few years of running I was able to go out and say OK "I'm going to do 13 miles and I want to get it done in less than two hours" or "I'm going to run this 3 mile loop and I want to do it in 25mins". I feel fine and I don't think I've changed much the last few years, so what is going on. I wouldn't be so upset if I was just 1 min over my race pace in any of my training runs but when I can't even push myself enough to run MP for a few miles out of a long run that's the real killer of dreams!!!. I'm determine to stick with this to the end. I finished this week with a little over 67 miles.
My seventeen miles turned into twenty one today. The course was not easy lots of rolling hills and some big ones too. My last two miles I was eating humble pie I force myself to give it one last kick to get under 4:00hrs for the 21 miles . Then when it was over I forced myself to walk another mile which took almost 25 mins. I did bring my water bottle with me this time and although there was a light drizzle my whole run I made it home with not a drop in the bottle.
Next week my sole goal is try to incorporate some MP pace miles during the MLR and the LR. I going to kick my minds' butt into making me do it :). I hope..
Tuesday: 9.12 mi w/4 @15K/half pace @9:20pace
Wednesday: 11.1 mi@10:17paceAM PM 4.12 miles @10:14 pace
Thursday: 5.35mi rec @10:30 pace
Friday: 12.52mi @10:41 pace
Saturday: 5 mi rec @ 10:10 pace
Sunday: 21.2 Mi@11:23 pace