This morning I ran my 3-mile loop in about 35 minutes. I can blame the sun (it was NOT 68 degrees or whatever I said it would be last night) or having to wait for some lights to change (true) but I can’t help but be pretty worried about not coming anywhere near my goal time for my November 5k.
It’s literally the only running-related goal I made all year (sub-30) but I am just SO SLOW*. I’m trying not to get frustrated because the more frustrated I get the less I want to run. Part of me wants to give up so I can save face for when I likely can’t make it happen, but I know if I can’t make it happen for THIS race, I’ll just keep trying until I eventually can.
I have a few more weeks before I start my 8-week speed-training plan, so I’m just going to try to improve my consistency before that.
My birthday is in one month. We’re all getting older, you guys. This isn’t relevant to anything, I just realized it this morning.
*blah blah blah, slow for my goals, not a judgement on anyone ELSE’S pace, this is solely ‘slow’ as it relates to me and what I’m trying to do this fall.