March 11, 2006
it also makes you wussy and weak-willed
I don't like 5Ks. I was supposed to run a 5K today. Last marathon I ran a 5K the week before, so I decided it might be a good thing to do it again. But I woke up this morning at 3:30 with sore legs and a restless mind (composing and worrying about the I-resign, here's-2-weeks-notice email I have to submit Monday morning), and by 6:30 I'd pretty much talked myself out of the 5K. To atone, I ran 9.1 around the neighborhood, attempting marathon pace for miles 6 and 8 but going just sub-7 instead. I can hold 6:5x a long time, and I'm afraid this may be my undoing. I think I'm going crazy in a very sane, measured, lucid way. I can't understand why my legs feel so crappy. This week had much less quantity but nearly the same amount of quality, so the percentage of quality has been higher (yeah, that's it). The weather is actually looking good for VA beach next weekend, so for lack of anything else I will worry about the wind. There's also the flight up there to worry about; once we get to Charlotte we have to sprint to our connecting flight, which leaves 40 minutes later. But other than some anticipated extra work-stress this coming week, the only real thing to worry about is: what if I just screw up?
Posted by joe positive at March 11, 2006 5:29 PM