Friday, August 1, 2014

The big girl pants are on

Taper-race-recover-taper-race-recover-taper-race-recover is over. Now, I officially start 70.3 training.

I knew today's run was going to be a challenge after the run-bike-run (150% FTP intervals and off the bike 5k paced run) on Wednesday.

And it did not disappoint. Thankfully, it was a no technology run. All I had to think about was putting one foot in front of the other.

These are the types of workouts that I need as I keep learning how to race. I need to learn that no matter what the level of pain is, I will run through it. That was my goal today. I never stopped, and I didn't drudge along. I held a decent pace, and my legs, which felt like they had weights attached to them.....just kept doing what I told them to do.

I've been through this before. I know that in a month, the workout I did today will feel easy. I know that every week, I'll have a new chance to be uncomfortable and be willing to push through and hit paces while being uncomfortable.

That's the part that is new to me: telling myself, "Hey look, we're doing this no matter what, so pull on the big girl pants and let's do this thing."

Because plodding along has gotten me nowhere, except incredibly frustrated.