I ran inside the dome (indoor track) tonight for my 10 mile tempo run. I was supposed to run 5 miles at tempo, and the remainder just at regular aerobic pace. I warmed up for about a mile, and then finished my 5 miles in 43:10 (8:38 mi/min or 5:23 km/min) pace, which I felt good about.
Afterwards, I felt kind of lazy and bored with the track yet again (it's -15C/5F outside today) so I ran a one mile cool-down, to total 7 miles, 3 miles short of the 10 miles my training plan called for.
My first instinct of course was to be mad at myself for not getting in those last three miles to total 10. But I stopped myself. I did have a good tempo run, and I can easily make up those miles later in the week. It is just training, a practice run, not the race....
Here is what NBA super star Allen Iverson has to say about "Practice".
So yes I know "Practice" is important, but sometimes it's also important that I don't take myself too seriously.
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