This morning was a step down week in my training plan. What is a step down week? In a nutshell, you run less after running more. Last week’s long run was 5 miles and next week is 6.5, but today was just 3. JUST THREE MILES.
So I leave for my 3 mile run, it’s 58 degrees, I have new shoes. I take a picture of my new shoes so I can post later on social media because I can FEEL it. This is going to be EPIC.
You guys, I am flying. I am running hard and consistent and I am IN IT. I’m working hard, but not too hard that I can’t maintain my amazingly fast pace. As I pass morning walkers I can only assume they’re thinking,
Wow. She’s really, really fast.
I use all my mental tricks to hold onto my amazing pace as I round cul-de-sac after cul-de-sac, engaging my gluttes, not over-striding, focused. And I know that when I get back and look at my Strava results I am going to be AMAZED at my time.
And then I got back. And looked at my Strava.
SLOWEST. RUN. EVER.
Moral of the story?
No idea. But who cares. Make a box that says “this week’s long run” put a check in it and move on.