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Monday, May 16, 2011

3 mile Monday.

This morning I did 20 minutes of Pilates/Yoga, then took the kids to school, then headed out for my 3 mile run.  I felt decent, though my legs, especially my hamstrings, are still giving me some trouble.  After my run I did another 20 minutes of Pilates/Yoga.  I was thinking this morning as I ran about how for me, running is such an emotional thing.  I suppose for some runners, it is at least partly, maybe mostly, mechanical, but I've noticed that my success on any given run has largely to do with my emotional state.  And that state can change throughout my run, so it may start out less than favorable, and end feeling strong and eager to do better.  So with that in mind, this week, since all of my runs are short in preparation for Saturday's race, I am going to work on keeping my emotions in-check.  I have to stay positive if I want to have my desired outcome at the marathon.  I am also starting to get those pre-race jitters and butterflies in my stomach...I just want my run on Saturday to go well.

1 comment:

  1. Just think- you can't do any worse than me! I, too, am an emotional runner, but you know that after I posted about cutting a run short because my feelings were hurt.
    I did the same thing as you, I kept every thing in check emotionally, I felt GREAT marathon day. Had I not prepared I doubt I would have finished.

    But I KNOW you will be fabulous and hit your goal! You are an excellent, strong runner. I still look forward to doing a race together!


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