Got up for a wonderful early summer run. Just 6.25 on a new loop, nice and easy...the way I like it :) Except when at one point I could hear two guys gaining on me. I had to keep telling myself it wasn't a race and it was okay if they passed me. Turned out I know the guys and when they caught me we had a good laugh about it.
AP: 9:47 - lots of uphill, not an excuse...just a fact.
Went to the gym and ran a quick 6.75 to round out the miles for the day. Met a new 'friend' on the TM and she is married to a coach for the U gymnastics team. Amazing woman! Helped time go by quickly as well.
AP: 8:51 - why is it so much easier to run faster on a TM? Am I really that lazy?
Hit FIT class for a good workout before taking off for the day. I really like the new teacher - she has changed things up for the good. Too bad I'm only at this gym for another few weeks. HA! Who am I kidding I won't miss the drive or the hollywood :)
Okay...so the main post is done. This is my venting now. So, if you're not in the mood...you may stop here :)
WHY IN THE WORLD CAN'T I BQ?!? I keep reading more and more reports of people who run slower 1/2 and 10K times than I do by 3-7 minutes and they are in my AG and can BQ, but I can't. Why? I don't get it. It just rips my heart out. What am I doing wrong? Am I too fat? Don't push myself enough? Need to increase miles? Need better stability so my body will handle the miles...what?!? I'm SO frustrated when I read about other people who are my same age (or older) and most of the time don't train as much as I do, can't do shorter races as quickly, typically weigh more than me but yet have beat my marathon time into the ground. Uggghh. Sorry, I'm just frustrated. I know that I can only ever race myself and my first 3 marathons I should've BQ'd and ITBS prevented it, but I am still frustrated. I just want one little thing...to run a marathon in a 'predicted' time for what I do a 1/2 and 10K at. bother... I guess I should just stop, but I know this is the place I can vent and not get criticized for it. Thanks for 'listening' to the rant.