Yesterday I did my long run because I'm pretty busy with petsitting today and tomorrow. Sunday Dallas & I are doing another virtual 5K. Virtual races are not the same as actual races, but living in a rural area that doesn't offer many races, they come in handy. AND, they are usually for fantastic charities!
So, back to this long run.
It was pouring and Dallas wanted to run inside anyway, so we headed to the gym. Running really IS mental. I seem to do this thing where once I run a distance ONCE, I get it in my brain that it was easy and I can do that distance easily. Uh. Not! I ran 5.25 last week, so I wanted to up it just a bit to 5.5 this week. Shew! It was hard. I did it, I didn't stop, and it felt great, but it was HARD. I need to remember that just because I have done a distance one time, it doesn't mean that it's easy and I can do that distance easily the next time. I was a dripping, sweaty mess afterwards. I took a picture of my
That's about it. I feel like I should blog something profound, but I just cannot.
Question: Do you get in your head about distance? Have you ever thought a distance was "easy" or "totally do-able" just because you had done it once?