Saturday, December 12, 2009
So, I ran a second 5K this morning. I finished in 38:18, 8 seconds slower then 2 weeks ago. Worse yet, was that I still can not - make that WILL not - run the entire event.
I know SparkPeople is all about the effort and not the outcome, the journey and not the destination.... but it is INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING.
I have been running 3 times a week since October 3rd. For me, that is a very long time. I have not missed any of the 3 runs I plan each week. I have seen some improvement, but when will I make it over the hurdle?
The most difficult part? I am convinced that I keep quitting on myself. I run; I try to pace myself, I try to focus on my breathing but invariably, I lose focus with fatigue. I walk for 30-40 seconds and then I catch my breath and start running again. IF I ONLY HAVE TO STOP FOR 30-40 SECONDS - THEN I PROBABLY DON'T HAVE TO STOP AT ALL!
If anyone out there is reading this and has any suggestions - I am open to anything.
I have one more 5K this year, next Saturday. I am not holding out much hope for a complete run. Right now, I would settle for anything under 37:30. I guess I will have to go back to the drawing board. I must be doing something wrong.