Great job by everyone who ran and/or helped out at Dub C on Friday. We had a great crew led by Colleen Lynn’s come from behind win on the women’s side.
Distance Medley Relay is on Wednesday at 7:00PM at Henderson. Here is the link to the teams: http://www.runccrs.com/dmrfinding-a-group/ It should be fun. There should be some good races. The order is 1200, 400, 800, 1600. BTW, I love the DMR.
I wanted to talk about bouncing back from a bad race. We all have them. It’s never fun and you feel like you never want to race again afterwards. You can react to a bad race in 3 ways:
1-Get real down on yourself and give up.
2-Get mad and come back with a vengeance. Sometimes getting mad causes you to overdo it and you end up overtraining or getting hurt.
3-Learn from your mistakes. Modify your training/race plan and come back stronger than ever.
There is always a reason for a bad race. It could be things out of your control like weather, stress at the office, trouble at home. Or, it could be things in your control like poor training, a bad race day meal, improper warm up, a bad race plan, being dishonest about your fitness level, etc.
If you’re smart, you look at what caused the bad race, evaluate that and move on. That’s how you turn a bad race into a positive situation.
Here is this week’s training:
Tuesday-Striders, baton passing and core. Make sure you get a good warm up in. Last week went great.
Wednesday-DMR-Race starts at 7:00 at Henderson. It will be one heat. We’ll talk a little tactics on Tuesday morning.
Friday-Progression Run-3 miles-1 at marathon pace, 1 at tempo pace and 1 at 10k pace.
Saturday-1:39:00. The long run should not be fast at this point. I like how some people stopped at 90:00 this week and walked the rest of the way back. That’s following the plan.
See you on Tuesday.