This will be brief. I am super annoyed with myself. There are two main reasons why I wanted a running coach.
1. Someone to remind me that I do NOT need to run every single race. I know that too much racing is having an adverse effect on my racing/running. I KNOW THAT. But I still have race envy. Ultimately, this means that some races are likely going to get cut from my "maybe" list. Including Disney Wine & Dine and Big Sur. (Sad face).
2. Someone to tell me what to do. I normally do NOT like having a strict schedule, but I really did pretty well when I stuck to RLRF and my 100 mile training plan for Moab. Suffering from burn out SUCKS.
What does this have to do with my last week? Well... I know I have just come off two very high mileage weeks - what with 2 marathons and 2 half marathons. I have been fatigued. I only had a few runs on schedule this week, and they were supposed to be "easy" and they were NOT. I know that when I get into the groove of a real schedule things will improve. I'm just impatient. Anyway.
On a side note, my Leadville marathon pictures are ready. And they are AWESOME. For real.
The entire set of pictures is awesome. In every one I am smiling and I look like I'm having a great time. I just need to remember sometimes that not every run is great, but there is always greatness around the corner.
ETA - I hope this doesn't sound like I'm not happy to have a coach. I am. Transitions are just hard, especially when I'm having a "bad" week with running. I'm super happy to have a coach that is willing to train me and hopefully "reign in my crazy."
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