I was at home on my treadmill, which made it a bit of challenge to not quit when I got tired.
At 2 miles, I said I only had to make it to 4 miles to be happy.
When I hit 2.5 miles, I told myself I was halfway done.
At 3 miles, I was focused on hitting 4 miles.
Then, when I finally hit the 4 mile mark, I told myself I had enough gas in the engine to make the full 5 miles.
|I did it!|
Last week was hellish week for my legs. I had hobble-worthy calf pain & I had no idea where it was coming from (possibly my cycle, ladies?). And this week, while still feeling residual issues, I'm doing my best to ignore it. I'm also doing base runs outside with a friend (my old running partner who is getting in shape for the Army Reserves), so there's some inspiration/motivation from that corner. I've discovered sleeping in compression actually helps my legs. This week is a vast improvement over last week. And I'm glad.
And honestly, I'm truly amazed I just did a pace run at sub-10. Officially a first for me. :D