As the wise @kevinhart4real said "I got little legs but a big heart, I'm gonna run the big race in the big apple" Just [literally, 10 minutes ago] finished my 13 mile long run and instead of posting a terrifying mid-run pic, here's one of my blissing out after dunking my sweaty body in the pool This run was really hard, but I knew I was due for one of these since training has been pretty awesome, so no complaints. Now, all rest till BROOKLYN! Who's running the Brooklyn Mile on Sunday!?
Préparation semi de Lille
Séance endurance fondamentale
S'entraîner à Marseille pour le semi de Lille, ironique n'est-ce pas ! Retour en enfance au parc Pastré, je connais tous les chemins de ce parc,tous les recoins que j'ai parcouru pendant 20 ans.
Quel plaisir d'y retourner.
One of the hardest things to do is to accept failure. You know...aiming for something and coming up short. Once I started embracing it (not looking forward to it), I started to become better. Failure can show you what you did wrong. It can show you what works and doesn't work. It can set you up for future success. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I set out for 14 miles today. Clearly I fell short of that. No, I didn't get tired. No, my phone didn't die. No, the rain didn't stop me. I felt a blister forming. I stopped and thought "I'm 9 miles in. I can just push through for 5 more miles". I felt a bit defeated because I was killing today's workout, but I had to catch myself. Trying to run through a blister can alter your form. I stopped again and thought "this isn't worth it. I'm risking serious injury on a training run...gotta think long term". I noticed that I nailed all my intervals and didn't feel drained. I only had 2 more left along with a cool down. That has to count for something...right?
Today's failure taught me that even though I normally run in those socks, it doesn't mean that they are the ones for my longer runs lol. You can learn from failure...if you're humble enough to learn from it
Own The Outcome!