One Little Victory
Aside from finally breaking out of my slump I also reached a milestone. So far I have run 200 miles, this year. Now, some of you might have twice that amount but this is a big deal for a guy who’s longest run has been a 10k, so far. And for someone who goes out running 2-4 miles at a time. I’ll take it as a milestone and I want to see how many miles I will have run come the end of the year!
“Celebrate The Moment
As It Turn Into One More”
Along with this exciting news I have also busted out of my slow-paced running slump. Over this past week every run I did was under 10 or a 10:12, which is my normal pace. I attribute many important factors to this. Over the past two weeks I have switched to a more alkaline based way of eating. Whenever I am consuming more quantities of dark, leafy greens my running improves. I have also taken a 2 week beer detox, or fasting. Combine the last two statements and that equals weight loss, which equals faster pace. No big mystery here.
I also believe my 13.6 mile bike ride over the weekend helped. Maybe it gave me a confidence boost. I hope this helps with the mental part of my running. The heat and humidity are still a major reason not only here in Philadelphia but with runners. I keep reading articles on how this heat effects your pace and how you should avoid running long distances in this heat. I agree. My longest run in this heat was 3 miles. This Vita Coco water has been my saving grace. It rally does help me bounce back. I wish races would hand these out instead of Gatorade.
“A Shot Of Satisfaction
In A Willingness To Risk Defeat”
I signed up for one more race: The Space Coast Marathon. I am doing the half. I was a little hesitant to sign up. I am doing a half at the end of October, a 10K the first weekend in November. Will I be ready? Of course, I will! It takes place in Florida where my brother lives. I’m looking forward to visiting and this race is on a very flat course, filled with sci-fi themed volunteers and runners. The medals you get are some serious “bling”!
If the weather reports are correct. They always are, aren’t they? We will be getting a break from this oppressive heat by the weekend. Just in time for a LONG run!