By now you all know by now, I have a husband who really spoils and looks after me ~ I could not ask for more or better.....
Well on Sunday after my run with the other ladies, I was in the shower when I saw him come into the bathroom with both my running shoes, bent over the bath and started cleaning them. He does the cleaning of my running shoes from time to time, but this day he decided my shoes needed a clean cause I was running my first Half marathon and he wanted me to run in clean shoes!!!!!
I'll be running in the Adidas pink and white shoes as they my road running shoes and the grey
Salomon are my Trail running shoes.
The route is on both Road and Trail.
I'm a little worried about myself....let me share and then you can tell me if you have had the same experience, if this is normal and my question is...WILL THE NORMAL ME RETURN??
I feel as if I've released a *Monster* within myself!!
This monster is so competitive....and its driving me nuts to be honest.
I'm competing against myself ONLY, against my GARMIN.
The day I decided I was going to run the Half Marathon and had a month to train, something happened, I went all out to complete this challenge I had set out for myself.
As I started training and working towards beating my PR for 5/6 and now 10km times ~ I feel as if every run I do has a competition within it. ( for me only )
I have to beat something...my pace, my time, my distance...grrrrr
I want to just run and not have a care in the world again, but right now it feels like this is how every run is going to be for me in the future....beating something!!!
Please tell me that after the Half Marathon I won't be doing this anymore and will find my running the way it used to be again....That what I'm experiencing right now is NORMAL.
My partner who is running with me says she has never felt the way I do when she has prepared for a race! She thinks I'm crazy and should start running without my Garmin.
Today my running partner and I set out for our last run before the Half marathon on Sunday.
We decided on a 10km distance.
I wanted to make sure I did the first 15 mins at a pace of 9.5km as my warm up and there after wanted to run the rest of the distance at 10 ~ 10.5km...( I went faster at times and had to slow down )
It was fast and I don't think I could do that pace for two full hours...so will have to make sure I run my first hour of the marathon under 10km per hour and then go faster the last 10km...
see here I am planning again, my partner says...JUST RUN...
I ran 10km in 59,42 mins...a new PR for my in 10km
Average pace 10.3
Max Speed 14.6
Burned 788 calories