First Run Back

20140506-123328.jpgToday I ran 2.25 miles in 20 minutes. I felt fine.

Frustrating.

Although my urge is to jump into another marathon, I’m not going to do it. I’ve got Baystate in October. I’ve got at least 2 half marathons in the next two months and my coach is going to work on the summer training plan to improve my speed. It’ll be a nice change of pace. Literally.

I’m feeling kind of down. I hear post-race blues are normal. Running today helped even as it underscored that my body was trained for a better race than Sunday’s.

Much much thanks to everyone’s words because they are helping me put this all into proper perspective. There was a lot of positive in my experience and I need to focus on that. I need to learn from what went right as well as what went wrong.

My chiropractor mentioned something a musician once said (sorry, forgot who) about only 1 in 20 performances go the way you want it to. The rest of the time is dealing with the other 19.

Seeing as I have run roughly 25 races in my inaugural 15 months of running, I’ve had more than my share of good races.

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8 thoughts on “First Run Back

  1. TR says:

    Well said “I need to learn from what went right as well as what went wrong.” Taking in an experience in its entirety, that is living and thriving. xx

  2. You are such a strong runner and have had some amazing races! I’m so glad that you had a great first run back. You have some great things to look forward to in the next couple months and I know you’ll just keep getting better and better!

    Your chiropractor sounds like a very smart person. 🙂

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