PR? Exactly what I needed to read

One of the blogs I follow. She recently posted this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!!! Ever since I finished my half marathon on October, I’ve been on this running high. I’ve been running faster and further. I picked up where I left off with the training for the half. I’ve had lots of aches and pains ever since I increased my distance and faster pace. I’m a perfectionist and it’s been bothering me lately…..what am I doing wrong? I want to run as long as I can but lately I’ve been sore, achy, I feel like an old lady. A few days after my last post, I decided to revamp my running schedule. I cut back my long runs even more. Instead of 6-7-8-9, I now do 5-6-7 long run miles. I need to take advice from Suar at ShutUpandRun. I’ve only had time to run once this week and I’ve been telling myself to take it easy my next run and just enjoy. So reading this post on this blog really helped. I wanted to share with you in case you too are in the same boat as me. 🙂

http://www.shutupandrun.net/2012/11/5-reasons-you-dont-need-to-pr-at-your.html

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4 thoughts on “PR? Exactly what I needed to read

  1. I love SUAR as well and reading that post made me realize that sometimes I need to run for fun as well 🙂 I was feeling the same way you are after my first full in June. I just relaxed with my running and took it easy. I had no idea how long I was supposed to recover, so I just focused more on shorter distances. Eventually I found my running legs again! I think mentally you need a little break too. So taking it easy is good for the mind and the body 🙂

  2. I agree! I’ve enjoyed the last 2 runs. I still need to learn not to look at my pace! I just wanted to make sure I stayed sub 10. 🙂 I felt pretty good today doing it that way. I’m sure it will take time.

  3. That’s awesome!! And I’m sure your body loves the extra rest time you gave it this week. 🙂 If you run with a watch, try to run without it… it will make you feel so amazing on your next run to not be tied to a watch! 🙂

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