So, it has been a long time since I last did this. Work (or bike) got in the way!
I missed to write about my last PF Sub-2 HM Challenge last November 15. I guess the frustration in NOT hitting the 2 hour mark gave me a bad, broken runner’s heart. Yeah, it really left a mark.
|Can you see the frustration on that face?|
What happened was I got myself a 2:05:25 (Garmin time), and a Finisher’s jacket – sort of a consolation prize for trying. I can think of a lot of reasons why I didn’t make it. But basically it is because I didn’t get to follow my training plan, and because I am more excited about my cross-training-bike-ride!
So I’m not going to build further about it. I failed the challenge, and running has never been the same.
What I have going right now are twice, sometimes 3x-5k runs a week at a 6:30-ish per km pace. I cannot find the urge to go further, although I try to go faster. Partly because of work or family commitments, NETFLIX or weather condition – yes, there’s always an excuse not to run.
The good thing is that I maintain my weekend bike rides. It’s the usual Antipolo 61++km rides with an occasional trail/gravel rides. I do have a new 27.5 MTB with me that I got for a steal. And my old 29er got traded for a treadmill for the wife. I guess it’s a sort of backup should I have the excuse to run because of the rain. Haha!
|There it is! Motivation!|
Dwindling mileage along with not making any effort makes me feel guilty. Guilty that I had a good thing going on and being consistent should be easy. Then again the twice a week run is something that I’m still holding on to.
When I can get the running going the way it used to? I don’t know. But I got to finish this blog and another one in one sitting. Let’s see what other surprise will come up next.
See you on the road!