My coach planned a 5k run, whether it was with an easy or a sexy pace it was up to me. I went for a sexy pace. I set off faster than usual, telling myself it was only 5k. 5k were easy when I used to run everyday. When I used to run 3-4 times per week. They are not damn easy now.
After the first hill (2km) I had to walk. I felt so ashamed and so bad that I restarted running almost right away, but the mistake was done. My heartbeat was high, around 170bpm, which should never be.
As we reached the third km I was pretty much fine. My legs felt tired, but my heartbeat was low and I could speak while running. I conquered the last hill and there was only 1km left.
150m left. I wanted to sprint. Jess told me I’m like my dad about it. I sprinted. I felt great, awesome, a real runner.
It was all about breathing, relaxing, running. Lesson learned, ready for the next. Are you?
Have A Safe Journey!