Confession: I am giving up walk races next year because I’m a timing fanatic.
I have an issue with ‘beating my time’ and ‘not being last’. So much so that I am really no longer enjoying the accomplishment of just finishing.
Today I walked for an hour on the dreadmill. Which, as you all know is my least favourite gym trip of the week. But, I decided low and slow today. I didn’t take my speed above a 2.6.
Confession: it irritated me.
I didn’t focus on the fact that I had very little pain or that my sciatic didn’t once give me pins and needles and not once did my foot go numb (like in every race I’ve ever done) I did remember thinking I felt great and could walk forever.
Then I saw the distance at the end. Not even a whole 5k. Argh. Really. I thought I was feeling good.
I was. I just wasn’t good and fast together.
My race in September I’m gonna have to take it low and slow if I plan to finish the 10k on my feet. But I want to ring that PB bell. I want a personal best.
Why can I NOT get past this?!
To all my running friends; how do you deal with this?!?!?