All In: 3M Half Marathon 2015

standard January 26, 2015 1 response

3M. Two years later. Eight minutes faster. And always a lesson in the music if you stop thinking and listen.

  1. You can’t get where you want to go without putting in the work.
  2. If you want it badly enough, you have to stick to the work.
  3. Just keep running. One foot in front of the other.
  4. People are so valuable. To push you. To pull you back. To make you give it your all.
  5. When your legs give out, you gotta run with your heart. And enjoy the moment.

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While I knew by mile 10 my sub-2 goal was slowly disappearing, I still pushed myself to keep moving, keep looking ahead, keep seeing the good. And right at mile 12 when I was really just done, my friend caught up to me and pushed me to a fast final mile to the end. Without her, I would not have PR’d. I would have kept it easy. I would not have found out how much I really can push this body when it’s spent. Four minutes from my goal is still two minutes closer than I was in August.

Kicked off the 2015 speed year with a PR. Now, let’s get to work on the next one!

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