This past week the weather dipped into the 30's so I decided to take my runs outside. Not my normal M.O., but the treadmill has finally started to wear on me. It is at times like these that I think running is less about the physical and more about the mental. Maybe 70/30 in favor of mental.
At times I feel like I can run twice as far as my scheduled workout, and that is normally when my mind is clear and my mental confidence is through the roof. Even if I am having a mentally cloudy moment, the first 1 to 3 miles can usually shake the cobwebs and bring back those feelings of mental euphoria.
This week I will be traveling to Florida for work. I was planning on getting in a good solid week of running, but I'm not sure if I will be able to keep to the schedule. There is also a race I was thinking of running. Something short and easy that will get me out of the house. I might run it as a pace runner for anyone I know who wants to run a PB. All I know is that clarity is going to be the theme of the week and I hope to keep to the plan.