Whoa, that lovin' feeling,
You've lost that lovin' feeling,
Now it's gone...gone...gone...wooooooh.
so sorry if that song is now stuck in your head playing over and over again. misery loves company ya know.
maybe i overdosed on nyquil last night because this morning i woke up and i made a crazy decision. wait! rewind for a moment. i’ve got a cold, thanks to the j-man and an indirect thanks to the coworker who gave it to him because he touched her mouse …computer mouse. sleeping with the enemy always guarantees that you too will get the crud. ok, back to my not so smart decision. so i wake up when the alarm went off at 3:15am to access how i feel. not too bad, throat is sore, a little cough but nothing to stop me from doing my 18 mile run. out the door i go by 3:45am, hitting some good mile splits, 8:26, 8:05. 7:44. 7:48, and this goes on for 13 miles, feeling like a supah-star. i’m thinking to myself, “woo-hoo, i beat you sucker (me talking to the cold)!” different story for the last 5 miles as fatigue came over me like a tidal wave but i can happily report that i finished with an average pace per mile of 8:06. 3 positives: long run done, great pace considering the circumstances and no more long runs for 2 weeks. 1 negative: i went to work after the long run and had to pack it up early and come home. then i crashed and fell asleep for what felt like a minute to only be rudely woken up by the “yard” guys with their noisy blowers, weed eaters, etc…
now allow me to address the song about losin’ that lovin’ feelin’. this is how i’ve been feeling about the long runs and it only started happening this year. i actually used to look forward to running, 18, 20, 22 miles at a pop but not so much anymore. what’s wrong with me …or is it, what’s right with me? see, BT (Before Triathlon), i only did marathons. i still biked a lot but more for cross training effects, so the long run was a staple of my diet for 13 years. honestly, i don’t miss it at all and even though technically i still do marathons, you don’t really train for them quite the same way when you are getting ready for an ironman. the bottom line is, i’m over long runs, i still have a couple scheduled, i will get them done, but i may bitch about it a little. give me a 100 mile bike ride any day over a long run and i will gladly do that instead.
speaking of riding, i’m supposed to be riding both weekend days in the hills but not sure how i will feel until i get up in the morning and access the situation. hopefully, i do a better job at the accessing part than i did this morning.
ok, i’m going back to sleep now. plus, it’s raining so the yard guys have been scared off by the lightning and thunder.
much love and peace out!