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Training Log Archive: Orunner

In the 1 days ending Jun 2, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 44:10 5.0(8:50) 8.05(5:29)
  Total1 44:10 5.0(8:50) 8.05(5:29)
averages - sleep:8 rhr:60 weight:158lbs

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Wednesday Jun 2, 2010 #

3 PM

Running 44:10 [3] 5.0 mi (8:50 / mi)
rhr:60 slept:8.0 weight:158lbs

Good News! Tuesday has been redeemed. I can't say that it is accurate or scientific, but here is what happened. It is the truth.

I was troubled yesterday after struggling to complete a proper, scheduled, planned workout. I slept on it. I woke up with it. I spent a lot of moments during the morning and early afternoon thinking 'positive thoughts'. I truly believe that the mind can affect the physical body. It is no different to me than the natural healing process, just with direct influence from the mind with a time frame, its faster and more deliberate. I don't know what happens exactly, whether it is the production of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, or endorphin, or maybe magic. But something happens when you practice self brainwashing. I kept telling my self that I held the key to running, I controlled my body, not it me. That I could do this. Blah, blah, blah.

Well anyway, come run time, I was pumped. I was looking forward to the rematch. A little anxiety fell over me at the start line, but I was ready. I took off at an intensity equal to yesterday. It felt faster and with less noticeable pain. I deliberately ran blind; not checking my splits. But it became obvious things were much better. I was grasping for air. Pain was not the limiting factor I WAS training aerobically. It was a difficult workout, but I finished happy and proud, and recovered quickly.

I set a season best; knocking a minute off of my fastest 5 miler. I plan to Orienteer tomorrow at Camp Friedlander. I'm looking forward to it.


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