In this pic I am cleaning my feet during the 50 miler last July. I put this up just because I felt better at the 28 mile mark during this race than I did yesterday just trying to go 6 miles. Plus, I figured you haven’t really seen pics of me lately. Although this is not “really” lately.
I had a 6 mile tempo run with the middle three miles at a 6:30 pace. I was able to do the middle three miles at 6:40 but it was so gosh dang hard for me. Even the slower three miles was hard. But I did not panic. I tried to relax, focus, and do what I came to do. Finish the run the best I could. I did that but geesh.
The reason the run was so hard I think is because of what I have been eating. Pizza, cookies, more pizza, more cookies. There are two other contributing factors also: My current heart ache and the 51 miles I ran last weekend. Mostly I think it was the food but emotions have a huge part to play in endure I think. I felt too full and it was just harder than heck to run.
Nevertheless I finished the sucker and I finished it pretty well too. Bye bye now.