February 20, 2010
train high, run low
As bad of a runner as I am, you would think I'd have more fun in life - eat whatever I want, get drunk occasionally, stay out late, do fun things - but I don't. I eat a cookie or drink a beer only if I've "earned" it (with some too-slow workout or other); I don't go out to shows or parties or recitals or anything; I haven't seen a movie in a theater in years. And yet I run like shit. Like shit.
I am wondering if I am at the end of my rope.
Posted by joe positive at February 20, 2010 6:01 PM
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Try running without the uptightness. I tried eating healthy, sleeping lots, not drinking coffee, but I found it made at most a minimal difference. If nothing else, you might find that you're more relaxed and run better.
Posted by: Adeel at February 21, 2010 11:51 AM
Please. Stop. You're not a bad runner.
Where is your coach in all of this? Part of what you pay for is perspective, dammit.
As for not going to a movie or getting drunk, why not choose a weekend during which you'll do both? It's a lot of fun and doesn't really affect training if you do it during a recovery week, which you should have every 3-4 weeks anyway. There's room for getting drunk or doing other fun stuff on a regular basis -- you just need to make actually enjoying yourself more of a priority.
Posted by: Julie at February 21, 2010 5:49 PM
You run like shit, I think not, want to feel better read my blog :)
Posted by: DawnB at February 21, 2010 6:56 PM
If eating all you want, staying up late, getting drunk, partying etc is 'fun', then do those things. If running the best that's physically possible is 'fun' then do that. Or try a bit of both - train moderate, run moderate.
Posted by: Ewen at February 22, 2010 5:41 PM
Sounds like you are running as some sort of penance. Is running stopping you from doing everything else in life?
Go out and have some fun, when you get back to the running you'll feel better about it. Everything in moderation, even moderation.
Posted by: Bruno Stroszek at April 15, 2010 1:02 PM
Is there such a thing as a good runner?
Posted by: Miss Anne Thorpe at April 17, 2010 12:41 AM