Self Sabatoge. Embrace your hardwork
Another cool Fall-like morning. The air was cool but the breeze off the ocean felt warm. Such an interesting mixture. Nonetheless I was in a nice Thursday morning am running zone when something shocking happened. First...was a helmet on my run without a bike or owner...hmmm. Second, my pace time changed. It was not just my pace time but the fact that I had the stamina and endurance to keep around the same pace time for 6 miles.
I scared myself. And I sabotage myself. I purposefully slowed down. There was no reason to. I wasn't injured or out of breathe. I was fine. I just couldn't believe that I was running in the 8 minute mile zone for such a long time. When I started running 3 years ago, I ran around a 10 min mile then went to 9. Progression, I guess.
mile 1- 9:19min/mi - around my normal
mile 2 8:33min/mi; mile 3 -8:43 min/mi ; mile 4 8:56 min/mi ; mile 5 8:45min/mi ; mile 6 8:36 min/mi
Malcolm Gladwell 's book Outliers discusses how it takes at 10,000 hours to become a master at anything. It's the consist practice of "doing". It only make sense that running 25-35 miles a week, going to Cal-Zone, running in 21 half marathons, and a marathon that I would eventually up my pace time.
I have to be mindful to not sabotage myself. Perhaps I just scared myself and was in shock. As I reflect on this am run. I'm proud of myself and actually excited that I actually ran at that pace.