This morning Jeremy and I went to the park before work to get in our last run before saturdays 5k. I had high hopes for today's run. I know I have gotten faster since my last race but I really want to drop a lot of time on Saturday. My running partner from my last 5k dropped over 6 minutes from the one we did together to one he ran last weekend. I would be thrilled if I could do that... And in my mind I should be able to do that as well considering we were at the same speed before.
So this morning my goal was to stay under an 11 min/mile pace, definitely under a 12 min/mile pace. My first mile was great! I went a pr for my one mile time and went 10:48. Definitely under my goal!! Yay! Unfortunately mile two was not so great. No where near as great. I had to stop to walk twice totaling proably a tenth if conbined. Mile two was 13 min flat! :(. No where near the pace I wanted to hold. Although i did go another pr for my best two mile time! I wasn't finished with my workout so I continue to run, vowing I would go faster the last few minutes. I ran another .66 of a mile and was able to hold a 12:25 pace. Better but still over what I had originally set out to do.
So my question is why can't I be happy for what I acheived today rather than be disappointed by what I couldn't do? Jeremy says I set my goals to high... Is that wrong though?
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