|my first trip around the track was only a month ago|
Why is this run so hard?
Maybe my fast will always be slow...
Are some people just not able to run as fast?
Will it ever get easier?
Does everyone feel like this?
Why can't I find a comfortable pace?
What's wrong with me?
Just before I completely freak out I remember that when I started running, I was lucky if I could break a 10min mile. And I remember why I love running. Because it's a challenge. It pushes me like no other sport has. It keeps me coming back for more no matter how hard the last run was.
Since I started running, my mile times have improved by over 2 minutes, without even really trying. So, maybe I should give myself a break.
After all, I just started trying to add speed workouts and I definitely can't expect to get faster over night. I also think I started a little too ambitious. My legs are tired and I need to give them more of a break than I have been. Maybe I thought I was super human for a while there and could immediately start pushing my body to the limits. News flash, that's not reality.
I'm going to keep working to figure this running thing out. Thankfully I have found so many wonderfully talented and inspirational runners, who I follow on twitter and read their blogs, who help me see that I am not alone in this.
Pictures from my run today. NH has finally had some gorgeous weather!
|beautiful morning for a trail run|
|the path less traveled|