I have ran for 16 days straight.
Go ahead let the scolding begin.
Let me just say I didn't intend to not take a break, it just kind of happened.
At first I thought I should run since Hubbs was home to watch the kids a little more. Then I thought I had a terrible day at work, I really need to pound out some stress. That led to thinking things like, the weather will be really bad tomorrow I should run today.
In my defense I have taken what I consider to be breaks. That is any time period beyond 12 hours in which I do not run. Example; May 21st I ran in the early morning then I didn't run again until the 22nd in the evening. That was practically like taking an entire day off.
Okay. I am a runaholic.
The upside is I am trying to slow down. Maybe I slowed a little too much on this mornings run which was evident in how ackward and challenging the entire run felt. I was working way too hard for that pace.
I do think I need to slow down my runs and stop beating up my body. The goal for me longer term - and my biggest running goal - is to be running when I am 80 years old. With that in mind, I have to remember that when I am not training for a "speed" event I do not have to be running so fast all the time.
Since focusing on trail events the race day pressure for pace just isn't there and I am so happy for that. Sure I'd like to see a sub 3:30 marathon but it's really not in the fore front of my mind this year.
My goals now are to work towards the potential 50 mile trail race this October. I have a 21k Xduro challenge in June and another 50k Trail race in July.
I know some of you believe in the running slower to run faster theory, any one care to offer their opinion or advice?
My body will thank you!
Mel @ Tall Mom on the Run is hosting a CEP Compression Sock Giveaway. After my disaster of a morning run attempting to go slow to go fast I could REALLY use these socks. I know you all want to win them so get over to Mel's and tell her I sent you.