Archive for June, 2008

daily motivation

Posted in quotes on June 5, 2008 by afuntanilla

“what counts in battle is what you do when the pain sets in”

john short, South African coach

today’s motivation

Posted in quotes on June 3, 2008 by afuntanilla

“Somehere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.”

-Tom Fleming

mental bashing!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2008 by afuntanilla

May 26: 3 miles/26:13/8:44 pace
May 27: 4.7 miles/46:01/9:47 pace
May 28: 5.25 miles/51:20/9:46 pace
May 29: 4.5 miles/42:45/9:30 pace
May 31: 9.3 trail race/1:37:14/10:27 pace

June 1: 3.4 miles/33:31/9:51 pace

Total: 30 

Thoughts: I had run 7 days in a row until this past friday which I took off. I was feeling pretty good and decided to run the 15K Xterra trail race. I had also planned to keep running afterwards for however long I could. Race began at 8:30am and heat and humidity had already set in. 
I started out too fast and basically screwed myself. My legs were also zonked from those 7 days. I didn’t have much to go on and was mentally a wreck…thinking all sorts of things like “maybe I can’t do this; maybe I can’t do the 50, what the hell am I doing, etc…” very mentally tough those last miles. I was glad that I finished though and didn’t let my negative thoughts get the better of me. I’m feeling better today and have better perspective, but, DAMN the demons!