Recording My Fastest Ever Run This Morning & Trying To Find An Emotional Balance In My 100k Training.
Apologies everyone, my mood has been up and down like a whore’s undies recently.
I’m trying to restore normal service as soon as possible. I’m fully aware I haven’t thanked the last few contributors on the blog individually and I hope to do that this week! I’ve still to send out the thank you emails too!
After a poor week of exercise and eating last week, I’ve made the decision to break from the negativity that was fueling both my laziness and my greediness and start afresh for quite possibly the 100th time.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with falling into a negative mindset, as long as you can snap back out of it and learn what triggered your slump in the first place.
For me I’ve been overeating as I’m still terrified that my London move will go wrong.
I’ve been here close to a month and I’ve loved almost all of my time here, I just worry that I’m gonna end up forgetting all of my bank cards on the tube and be forced into either moving back or becoming a rent boy at King’s Cross.
I’ll be honest, I wish I wasn’t so negative. A positive mindset isn’t something I can turn on. I can’t relate to anyone who is perpetually positive, it comes across as phony. I think some people are ashamed to view their lives or their experiences in a less than positive light.
It’s seen as a weakness to be something other than a grinning cunt. I think being a grinning cunt is a weakness if you’re repressing your emotions.
Anyway I’m getting into a positive routine at the gym.
On Monday and Tuesday night I spent over 2 hours in the gym on the cycling machines, treadmills and the cross trainer.
I’m finding the elliptical the most difficult workout at the moment as I’ve neglected to work that part of my body before. I know if I give it time my strength will increase and I will start to enjoy it.
Instead of pushing myself to breaking point, I’m trying to ease my way into this new regime. I’m going slow to build up my endurance more for London 2 Brighton.
My primary focus is to stay in the gym for as long as possible each night. If I’m there then I’m away from all of great food on offer in London and I’m building upon my fitness.
The great thing is that I can go to the suite for a few hours each night and then still run the next morning and be fresh. This has surprised me. I was expecting to be broken from all of the cross training but I actually feel much stronger!
I ran my fastest ever average paced run this morning.
This morning I went out with an hour to spare before work and aimed to cover a 10k in under an hour.
I set out fast and ran my first mile in just over 9 minutes. My body and mind were both very strong so I pushed as hard as I could at the end of the session and recorded 7.1 miles in 60 minutes.
My average pace was 8:26 minute/mile which is my fastest ever run.
Suddenly my self belief is back again and I want to go out running again. When you fall into a rut the last thing you wanna do is to run as you assume that it’ll be humiliating.
I almost didn’t run. I didn’t think I had enough time and that I’d be late for work.
I made it there on time and I had an excellent run. Today has been a great day!