Richmond is 13 weeks away and that has me a bit nervous. My training hasn't been terribly strong so far but I also haven't been all that committed to it. Until last week, I hadn't done a speed workout in 3-4 months! My half marathons in Napa and Dublin were just for fun. I haven't run a hard or PR attempt race since Shamrock and that's a LONG time for me! I miss the burning desire for a PR. I miss the intensity that I often wear on race day when I mean business.
|Goofing off on a recent training run and a nod to Adam's military roots|
And I would be kidding myself (and all of you) if I didn't confess that a new person (ok, guy) in my life has impacted my training....and mostly in very positive ways. Lucky for me, my new beau (yes, he has a name and it's Adam) is also a runner, and a fast one to boot. His easy runs are at 7:30 pace. So it's safe to say that he probably won't be joining me on my long pace runs and I won't be joining him for his speed work, but it's amazing to have a companion for a 5 mile run after work. And so far, he's proving to be an excellent cheerleader, having been on the sidelines at a 5k earlier this spring (where he ran me in the last couple hundred yards) and at the finish line of the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin half.
|Enjoying the finish line festivities...and no we |
didn't plan to match!
How do you get back on track after a training slump?