Today I did a heart rate training workout and I sucked. It was 4 miles to test my fitness level at my “goal marathon pace.” I ran at a 7:50 average for 4 miles and my average heart rate was 164. I’m not saying this is bad, but I was really annoyed because last weekend during my half marathon at a 7:45 average pace, my heart rate was 154.
There are a lot of reasons this could be – technology could be a bit off, I didn’t sleep last night, I woke up with a weird feeling of anxiety this morning from having stupid weird dreams all night…ect ect.
Another factor is that I pushed this run up to today, so that I can do my long run on Friday. I’ll be out of town this weekend and probably won’t get to run. So I was tired and sluggish and my legs are still sore from leg day on Tuesday Who knows. It doesn’t really matter. It is still a defeating feeling. I probably should have called the ball and done an easy paced run or cross trained instead. Sometimes I get a little too stuck on following the written out plan.
I know everyone has this happen to them. I just recently watched a video from Your World Within where they make the statement, “effort & talent will always find a way.” They go on to say that the person trying, the person worrying and wondering if they are doing the right thing, if they are on the right path – that is the person that actually doesn’t need to worry. Really, the sheer fact that you are trying and thinking those thoughts is what you need to succeed. It is the person who doesn’t give that a thought at all that won’t – because they won’t make any effort to use their talents to get where they want to go.
The video is called “The Wanderer’s Lullaby.” Maybe if you are having a rough workout – or day haha – it will help you too!
Caring is Step One.