Pansy Quitting, Kick My Butt Strides
Today I got to thinking about hidden talents. My children showed their hidden talent in consuming food by polishing off 1 3/4 POUNDS (yes pounds) of celery with their dinner.
I’m pretty sure their days tomorrow will go super smooth if you know what I mean.
As far as me…today I perfected my hidden talent of being a total pansy with super quick, medium-ish length speed work runs. It all started out so well with a fabulous 3.5 miles of 6:45-7:15 minute miles and then I just….
The half mile from 3 to 3.5 miles felt like 3.5 hours instead of 3.5 minutes and then I just stopped trying.There was no mental toughness, no willingness to fight. I up and quit and ran the last 1.5 miles at a comfy 7:40 pace. So frustrating.
I can handle moderate long tempo/progression runs, but something about actual SPEED work (bursts in short distances) makes my head do a Poltergeist spin. I know it’s something I need to do if I really want to get faster, but even the promise of speedier times and reaching some crazy goals can’t seem to get me over the mental hump.
I also mastered another hidden talent this week which is finding massive bruises that I can’t remember getting.
Apparently you can beat me with a baseball bat and I won’t remember.
What are your secret talents?
How do you break through your mental barrier in “hard for you” workouts?