Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Fun

Here are the pictures I could not get to post over the weekend for some reason.(See my earlier post from Saturday). I finished this book yesterday. I would recommend it If you are interested. It really explains how mental running is. My training has only been going ok this winter. I am sure some of you can relate. Some of my runs have been at 9 min miles or even slower where all last summer and fall I was running 8 min miles or just over that. It's been frustrating. I am just going to blame it on the cold, ha ha. This book I think will be a great help though. I worry about pace so much. This guy rarely mentions it. He just focuses at putting one foot in front of the other and accomplishing the task at hand. Many times he finished in great time without worrying about pace. I think I need to try this. I am worried about my last leg at 9.6 miles but I hope the things I learned in this book will get me through it even if its not my usual race pace. Happy reading!
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  1. Jess--
    I need to get that book. I ran without any sort of watch last summer, and I made GREAT improvements in my speed, just by listening to my body. And as a Personal Trainer, this is something I stress to my clients over and over. Listen to your body. Understand your body. The rest will come naturally.
    I don't envy your 9.6, but whatever pace you cross that finish line is a VICTORY! Is this the longest leg of the entire race???

  2. I need that book too I think. I am a total newbie beginning runner. Never really run before in my life. I'm about 40 pounds overweight and running is HARD. I have been able to hit a 12 minute mile on the treadmill for my longest leg of 5.5 miles but when I went outside last week I just couldn't make the legs run so I was more at a 14 minute mile pace. Pathetically slow compared to all you experienced people. Oh well, I think I need to quit worrying about pace as well and concentrate on just moving one foot in front of the other.