Today marks the 30th day of running I’ve done in a row. That would be a month in some other months, but since it’s January, I still have one more day to go before I can say I’ve been running for a month. I’ll talk more about how it’s been and my thoughts thus far in the monthly video blog, which should be up tomorrow. I haven’t recorded it yet and I was going to today, but homework finally caught up to me so I have to do that first.
Anyway, I was looking forward to today since I knew it would be a recovery/easy day. I ran 6 miles with my coach and teammates and enjoyed a good conversation like we do most days. I also want to clarify by what I meant when I said that “I hate track already”. I’m not really a quitter (at least I don’t like to think of myself as one) and I didn’t mean that I hate track to where I was going to quit. I meant that I hate track because the learning curve sucks, but I’m going to be working just as hard to get used to it because I know it will help me in the long run. My coach explained cross country and track to me like this: cross country is pretty much more mental. The races are longer and you don’t see the finish line and there isn’t people all along the course constantly cheering you on. There is more of and element of persistence and mentality in cross country. Track is a lot more intense and it teaches you how to race, since the course is a lot shorter so the effort you put into a 3 mile cross country race has to translate into 1 mile on the track.
Total Run Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
Total Mileage (includes warm – up): about 7 miles
Still a little sore but still felt okay.