Am I scared? Or, am I just inaccurate?
Friday, July 17, 2009
Just wondering. Could I be scared of what might happen to me if I run faster? I mean, I was injured for such a long time that maybe I am scared to go all out (not like I would go all out on a long run, but maybe a short one).
Also wondering - maybe I have not gotten any slower, but I have gotten more accurate. I mean, my Garmin generally doesn't lie to me. The route I use to base all of my runs on is a 5 mile route. Or, it's what I THOUGHT was 5 miles. It's actually only 4.7. So, that makes my 10 mile run only 9.4. So, if I do a 10 mile run on this route in 1:40 - I was thinking I was doing 10 minute miles, but in actuality I was going slower than that.
Who knew - my whole running life has been a lie, LOL! Maybe I have been this fast all along, and I just race significantly faster than my training times.
I can say this, though - the fall marathon training program I'm in is VERY challenging. We did a hilly 8 miler the other day that was brutal. As far as mileage goes, we are way ahead of where we were at this time during spring marathon training. That's actually OK with me because I felt like spring marathon training was "too easy" if that's possible. I mean, I don't feel like I got enough miles in during the training. But this time, I will be prepared.
My goal is to come back down under 5 hours for a marathon...