Running Thoughts for 2018
|The non running part was prettay good|
That was a painful and not-enjoyable weekend of running right there. Oh my god. Once again I failed to realize I might be a bit tired at this stage of the year and require a break from racing. But it's just for fun! No, it wasn't fun. Running badly just plain sucks, I don't enjoy it at all. Thank goodness I had the option to cut my distance in half on Sunday.
I am far from being a natural runner, every single thing I achieve needs a ton of work behind it. Since that's not a choice, I put in my training (which I enjoy usually) then if I have a good race it's bloody brilliant. On the other hand when I can barely make it through a 5k it's very discouraging.
Almost exactly a month ago I finished a 100k, right now I'm defining myself as a shit runner over a 5 and 10k. The distance is irrelevant.
So. I think I'll do things differently in 2018.
- Have one major goal race, just one. Quality > quantity.
- Less travel for running. Over the past 6 years, every trip we've taken has had a race involved or we've managed to fit one in.
- If we decide it's time for a race there are a ton of local options. I don't want to be scheduled a year out for numerous races of numerous distances. When flight/hotel/registration is required you can't just do something on the spur of the moment.
This also gives me more weekends to get up into the mountains, I love our long days up there. Sound like a plan? Yep.