Runfessions

October Runfession’s

Well, it is about that time again – Runfessions!! How is it already the END OF OCTOBER?! This year is flying by…super fast – but I am sure glad that we started having more fall-like weather (minus my Indian Summer 50K this weekend…uhhhh)! Like every month ends – let’s link up with Marcia and check out the other Runfessions for this month!!

Runfessions

I runfess…

I have not been keeping up with my running miles this month… With a training cycle ending, I become a little lost! 

Don’t get me wrong, I can get out and just run! But I thrive with a schedule…something to look at and say, “Okay, 5 easy miles in the morning” or “Oh boy, tomorrow is that interval run that was tough a couple weeks ago…” 

I feel very accomplished when my days have both an orange and green bar throughout the month… (Garmin speak…)

I runfess…

I feel unprepared for my 50K this weekend…even more with the seemingly record high temps for this time of the year! Bah!
Why couldn’t this be “easy”?!

I runfess…

I am excited to pace 2 more halves this fall!! Pacing is an awesome opportunity to connect with like-minded runners and enjoy a few hours running together 🙂

…but I runfess…

I am worried about my 50k being so close to those pacing opportunities… 

Will I be able to recover? Foam roller, check! Hydration, check! Fuel, check!…

Will I be up to running 13.1 miles? Maybe…but the race isn’t about me, I can muster come pretty awesome energy to pace my heart out!

…sigh.

I runfess…or not!!

My 50K is all about me finishing the race.

I plan to start slow and then slow down… While my running partner will probably leave me early in the race, I will just tune out my anxiety and go for a nice LONG run, take it easy, enjoy the HEAT…and meet everyone at the finish line (hopefully within 10 hours!! Ha!!)
I runfess…

I really hope I finish WAY sooner than 10 hours…but depending on the day, I need to just prepare to give it a solid effort to finish. 

Period.

Things happen, but I hope that I finish crossing the finish line…relatively unscathed 🙂

I runfess…

Does my life revolve around a 50K?!

Short answer : yes. 

But only for another few days…ekk!!

I runfess…

Gotta run…bye!

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What are your Runfessions for this month? Is the heat and humidity kicking your tail?

Check out the other links with Marcia and see who is spilling their Runfessions for this month…

Runfessions

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