Excuse the dramatic post title, but training has not improved since last post. Between the heat and mild overuse injuries, the struggle is still very, very real.
Well hello there, loyal readers (hi mom!). I wanted to post this immediately after the GW Parkway Classic, but instead went home, took a shower, ate something, and took a long nap. The rest of the week then got away from me. So here I am blogging and doing laundry on a Friday night. I’m a total party animal if you couldn’t tell.
On Saturday, I ran the Sole of the City 10k through the streets of downtown Baltimore, and it was awesome! As you may have seen in my last post, I went into the race with the idea that I didn’t want to overdo this race, because I have some longer races in the next few weeks. Surprisingly, it went pretty well.
Maybe it’s because I’m a natural sprinter or because I’m hyper-competitive, but I’m terrible at pacing my training runs. I have gotten slightly better this training cycle, but apparently I still live (and die) by Steve Prefontaine’s motto “The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die”.