1. I did not feel like running this morning.
I was tired. It was cold out. It was raining. I just wasn't feeling the running love. My last run was great, but I was still feeling the race euphoria. I don't know if this was a case of post race letdown or what. Often when I feel this way, I'm in the zone within about 30 seconds of running. Not today. Today was a struggle the whole way. I did 5 km (3.1mi) and even in the last couple hundred metres I was feeling like I wanted to stop early.
Having said that, after completing my run, showering, and having breakfast, I feel great. I'm so glad I followed through. It's an important thing to realize that sometimes we love it, but sometimes it's work. Hard work.
2. I need to figure out my strategy for longer distances
Okay runners, talk to me. Do you do use a run/walk strategy? I know a lot of people swear by doing 10 minutes running and 1 walking - even getting better times overall. What works for you? I think I'm going to try 10s and 1s for my longer runs. I'm wondering if it will enable me to push harder when I'm running.
3. My weigh in this week was another disappointment
Okay, I admit it. I've been avoiding posting about this. My weigh in this week was another stable one. I was actually up 0.2 pounds, but personally, I don't count it as up or down unless it's at least half a pound.
I do know some of the reasons and there are things I can do to make this weight move. That does deserve a post of it's own though, so I'll get into it tomorrow.