The pain in my leg.
The cinder block shoes.
The sandpaper socks.
It’s all in my head.
The tightness in my calf.
The tingling in my toes.
The tired legs.
Please tell me it’s all in my head….
The hammering on my heal.
The pulling of my hammy.
The achy knee.
Over and over again…
It’s got to be ALL IN MY HEAD!
3.58 Miles today and it was not fun.
It’s all in my head, right? Taper madness is no joke! It has me, big time. I need some positive visualization in a serious way. Maybe I can work on some meditation tonight. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I have realized lately that it takes me about 3 miles to warm up. That’s not necessarily bad in a race that is 13.1 miles or more. But for a 5k, not so good. Guess I need to start warming up before races. Heck, I should even warm up before training runs. What a concept!
I got a sweet new jump/speed rope. It says 12 min a day 5 days a week will burn almost 700 calories. After Vegas I am beginning some wicked cross training. I am pretty excited for the change up. And in case you need an excuse to change it up a bit you should check out this article by Runner Dude HERE. He spells it out for us in simple terminology and easy to understand verbiage. Essentially, muscle burns fat throughout the day whereas running, well it only burns while you are actually running. So while I’m running for 4 1/2 hours, like I will be doing next Sunday, I will be burning fat/calories. But once I stop, so does the caloric burn and then I am STARVING and need to refuel with an entire pizza (or the like). Point is muscle burns fat and I am getting soft people. I need to hit the weights and lean up.
Have you all been thinking about what is next for you in 2011? What is your course? Will it include long races? Short races? No races? Weights? Cycling? Swimming? Yoga? Zumba? What do you want to accomplish in 2011? I hope to reveal my big plans for 2011 soon!!