Failure’s Not An Option. It’s A Step.
This morning I went for a 6-mile run. It was a beautiful morning with perfect temps. My legs were tired and muscles were sore, I’m assuming, from starting a new phase of Body Revolution. My expectation was 6 miles at an easy pace. Done.
While I was running I started thinking about pace and my continues-to-be-elusive goal of a sub-2:00 half. Actually, my first thought was does training for an ultra slow your overall pace but that’s a whole other conversation. Back to my point. A sub-2:00 half was a goal last year, and maybe even the year before, to no avail. No matter what I accomplish this year my thoughts about running often come back to this goal. I decided this year to focus on distance. I seriously considered that maybe I wasn’t meant to run faster. At the time, I didn’t see this as giving up. More like putting sub-2:00 on hold.
Maybe I was giving up?
I was frustrated and more importantly I didn’t know what to do different.
On a related side note. I miss speedwork. With focus being on distance, speedwork has not been on my training plan. Intervals at the high school track is my all time favorite type of run. It’s energzing. It’s immediate satisfaction. It’s fun to push that limit.
As usual thoughts return to my current goal but not without asking myself the same question time and time again. After my 50 mile race in the fall I know I’m going to return to the track and a sub-2:00 goal so…