Monday, June 22, 2009

When in Doubt... Run Hills

I have been wondering about my race results last Saturday morning. The pace was a little slower than I had hoped even though I nailed the middle of where my goal pace was set.

That 6:45/mile pace got me thinking about my speed and if I might have slowed down due to taking a number of weeks (months) off consistent training. So, I decided to put a nice little run together that involved a pretty good incline that would last almost a mile.

It is at times like these that challenging yourself can help your psyche. I figured, if I can run strong through this training run, then things probably aren't as bad as I think. Thankfully I powered through the hill in the 90 degree weather. It was a good idea and helped to reset my mindset on my current fitness level.

Time to start training. Seriously.

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  Sunday run in the rain.