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Running Plan

If I've learned anything about running, it's that things don't always go as planned.

Sunday I went for a 19 mile run.  It was one of those runs where the first half I battled my mind and the second half, I battled my body.  It happens.  Not fun, but it happens.

The first half I had to deal with the voices in my head:
I don't want to do this.
You don't have to do this.
Just see how you feel, you can turn around early if you want.
You have to do this.
You can clear your head.

That's a lot of voices.  It's overwhelming and hard to control.

The second half, my body had enough.  I know I spent Saturday day and evening out at a street festival drinking, eating, and hanging out with a friend.  (Not the best set-up for a 19 mile run.)

I started getting chills and I was so dehydrated.  I stopped for more water than ever before (it really wasn't that hot!) and I had to walk some.  

It was rather disappointing, but also pretty awesome.  
#1 the jut out between my 18 mile and 19 mile turn around on the path (between 12.5 and 13 mile marker on the south side) has one of the best views of the city.  I walked through part of that area to take the time to enjoy the view.
#2 it's a fun lesson that things don't always go according to plan.  The thing is to get back out there and do it again.  Not to let failure scare me out of trying again.

And I went to sleep putting on compression socks and iced my knees yesterday.  I put on my compression socks and could feel my legs pulsing.  
Oh recovery...


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