Seeing over the horizon. My run today can best be described as knowing the reward beyond your visible limits is worth pressing forward. I was physically depleted at 16 miles and the remaining 4mi were purely grit. Days like today are opportunities to grow both mentally and physically. I feel like I took advantage of both today.
I started in reserve direction of my normal exit from the neighborhood. It may seem small but the change helps the first two miles pass by quickly. I chose to run around the lake again today, good choice. I enjoy the atmosphere out there and all of the people keep it interesting. The best part though is that the route is still fresh.
Today's run could aslo be summarised as the slush run. While a lot of the sidewalks and running paths had melted, there were a number of stretches with slushy snow. At one point, my feet were soaked and freezing from the snow. For a moment, I felt like I was back in Canada.
As much as I had prepped, my shins were still giving me trouble as I started out but mellowed out by the time hit about 5mi. The challenges with today's run was the fatigue that sat in rather than the struggling with cardio. I feel like my level of V02 Max is above my levels of endurance.
I also believe my performance was off a little because of the speed PR attempt yesterday. Not my best decision this week. That said, I couldn't be more proud of my runs this weekend. A speed PR and a distance PR (single run and miles per week).