Monday, April 13, 2020

Day 318

Running is such a funny thing. Certainly, preparing the body for running longer, faster, or at all requires effort, but training and practice won't guarantee a good race day or even a good training day. I have been known to wake up feeling "off" in a way that I can't really explain, but it definitely affected my running. Sometimes I crash after a few miles. As the kids say, "It be like that sometimes." Other times, it's nothing I did, but the weather is just uncooperative. With hot runnin' season approaching in Louisiana, I reckon I'll be having a few of those bad weather days in the near future.

On the other hand, some days I don't expect much from myself, and I have a better-than-expected performance. Today was one of those days, fortunately! I ran at varying levels of difficulty from Thursday through Sunday, and Sunday was tough. It was humid and warm-ish, and I ran out of fluids before I finished my 8-mile run. My pace was below most of my recent runs, but I was glad to get it done. Today, my expectations were low, and I had a great 5-mile run at lunch.

I am planning to take tomorrow off from running, but I am looking forward to more strong runs this week. The forecast is looking magical, though I remember what OutKast said in "Ms. Jackson" back in 2000: "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather."

you can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather...

-outkast- Matte White Poster Print Statement Custom

Something that made today great: Snacking on string cheese with Scooter
Time I woke up: 9:00 am

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