Monday, June 17, 2024

Today's (Disappointing) Run

Big race this weekend. Since we are in the middle of a heat wave, I decided to get in a training run today. 

I wanted to go at least 6 miles but barely made it to 4 because I didn't take enough water with me. Dedication means not giving up and not giving in. But it doesn't mean taking stupid risks. I can learn something from every run, including this one. Today's lesson? The outcome of giving into your impatience and just plowing forward is nearly always a disaster. Training isn't the moment of truth for most runners. It's chipping away at the steady momentum of improvement. All athletes have good and bad days. Your body won't always give you 100 percent or the weather won't be right or you'll run out of water. When you can accept and integrate this truth into your training program, you'll be well on the way to running for the rest of your life.