It's not very often that I talk about the details of my training, I'm just quiet about the nitty gritty details.
But I wanted to post about today's run and about what I do when it truly starts to suck.
Today was a normal LONG trail run day. We set out early, quickly got rolling. Corey really pushed the pace today, and I just fought to keep up! I kept looking down at my Garmin (which I rarely do) and kept seeing 4:20/km, 4:15/km, 4:10/km...WTF?!?!? What was I doing... I had to remind myself a few times about what Timmy Olsen once said to me about running within myself. Great words from a wise man! I settled into my pace and just kept on rolling.
Today was a tough day for me, not because I wasn't running well. But because the conditions sucked and I hit a BIG pain barrier. Everything just started to get sore all at the same time, UGH! But, for the first time I didn't let it shake me or stop me. I just kept plugging away and ticking the kms off. My pace never faltered... When it hurt (oh, it HURT!) I just kept telling myself "keep moving, this will pass"... so I'd keep moving, never stopping, and sure enough, "the suck" passed! :)
During my run today I though a lot about someone who inspires me!! Her name is Karin McMillan and she just completed a 10 day race!! (Yup, 10 freaking days!!) Karin is so strong and so inspiring! When things got tough today, I thought about Karin and what she just endured... made my little run seem like nothing.
Thanks for being AWESOME Karin!!