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May 03, 2009


aka Alice

Yeah...I've been thinking about this too...how after three or four years of running, the PRs are coming fewer and farther between...which is different than when I started (when heck...the first time I ran a 10K it was a PR, right).

So take it easy on yourself. It seems like you've got a lot going on right now...Enjoy the runs, because running badly is better than not being able to run at all (even in Australia, right? I LOVE that book BTW).


It may be disappointing to not meet your time goal, but not every race can be a PR and sometimes you just have to be satisfied with being able to accomplish something else during the race. it can be as simple as running all the way or just completing the distance.


I've thought a lot about the PR/PW lately, and realized that I'm quite content running, enjoying the moment. If it's a PR, cool, if not, hopefully I at least saw something new. Hang in there.


"the running experience is not just achieving one PR (personal record) after another."

What?? It's not??? I totally understand how you feel about this. I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase with running.

Sounds like you need some R and R. If this isn't your best race, there will always be another one---maybe one you have your heart in more. Make your goal in this race to enjoy the day and to cross that finish line with a smile on your face. (and you might get a surprise PR!)


It happens to everyone eventually. Unless you can keep finding new race distance - a 17k by chance? - you'll eventually hit a repeat distance where things down go so well. Move on.

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