Over the years that I've been running, my criteria of a successful run has changed slightly. It has slowly gone from "don't die, just get in the miles" to "don't poop your pants and run on pace.....and don't die". By that criteria, today's run went great! However, I can't help but feel that I'm just sort of going through the motions - my own personal Groundhog Day.
What do I do when I am bored with my running? I point myself to the closest straight road and run on it until it is time to turn around. Check out the Garmin picture below. That is from todays run - 8 miles of straight line running in each direction.
To be clear, I'm not mailing in my runs. The 16 miles this morning were still right on pace at 7:45/mile and I cranked out 12x400 at 5:27 on Friday. I'm just feeling a bit uninspired. Fortunately, I'm just like any other guy - I just need to sleep on it and everything will be fine. Because, even though I'm feeling a bit blah, there is an easy enough cure for that!
I've decided that I'm going to at LEAST run the Oklahoma City Marathon, the Marathon to Marathon (30 miles from where I grew up), and the Rock and Roll Savannah marathon. (and possibly the Twin Cities Marathon) Let me know if you're going to be running any of them. We'll hang out! I promise that I won't poop my pants in front of you......but no promises that I won't constantly mutter "thats what she said" under my breath the entire time.
Anyone else feeling like they can't wait for spring race season to start?