I’m 2+ weeks out from my first race of 2013 and have no idea what to expect come race day.
I’ve missed some runs due to being sick; some runs I’ve had to do on the treadmill and others I’ve slogged through slushy snow outdoors. For the most part, the runs have been fine…just fairly uneventful…nothing earth-shattering. I guess I’m just feeling a little blasé about my training so far - I’m not unhappy with it, but not feeling terribly inspired by it either.
Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it’s just this continual arctic blast taking its toll a little.
On the good side, I’m making the most of speed work on the treadmill, I’ve gotten all my long runs done, and on the whole I’m feeling pretty good (tight IT from too many lovely ‘mill runs notwithstanding!) I just joined a gym that’s just minutes from my house and with far better weights and equipment, so I’ll be able to mix up my strength training more starting this week.
So basically as I type this I realize I’m probably in better shape than I think and I really just need to shake off these winter doldrums and focus on getting my mental side of the racing game together!