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I feel fantastic. This is where I'm supposed to be.Did 8 mile at tempo pace today. Easy as anything. I don't even feel like I've been anywhere.
Now my mid week runs are generally 7-10 miles and long ones between 15-20.
This really is my kind of running. I dont like training for halves or 10k's. Makes me feel like I'm not doing enough, or I'm not fast enough or that I'm struggling too much.
Marathon training is me. I can just see myself taking the step further now for ultras, time permitting. I don't like running a little bit and very fast. I like taking whole day - just taking my time, stopping to enjoy the scenery, say hello to horses, sheep, cows.... and continue running.
I could be on my feet all day long.
I want more. I want more miles and more time please.
Some people keep asking me, what is it about distance running, isn't it boring. No it's not. It's the best thing in the world and I cannot even begin to explain it to someone who's never done a 20 mile run. The struggle, the severity of exhaustion, and the primal feeling of being of human, running because we were meant to run.
How can you explain something so simple. Can I say anything other than... just try it and see.
How is everyone?
That is a brilliant post... good for you TurboElli..
8miles at tempo pace? Sounds an excellent run then, especially if you did it easily, as I thought tempo pace was only slightly sslower than 10k pace!
I find doing a few miles at tempo outside a race pretty tough!
That is exactly the sort of post I need to show to people when they ask me 'why do you run?'
Also, anyone who is suffering from motivational problems should take a read, and then realise why they run.
I had a similar run this morning - struggled to do 12.5 last weekend, but my 14 this weekend flew by, and I felt great at the end of it. Running on days like this is possibly the best thing in the world.
Fantastic stuff TurboElli.
Enjoyed reading it.
Running is the best thing in the world.
When I was a child, I watched athletics on TV. Marathons seemed like a massive effort. I said to myself then, My God I Wish I Could Do That.
I've done it. And I'm doing it again. And again. And again.
When I was a child, lots of things amazed me. I was 8 and we moved to the countryside. I made 4 friends in a day. They were all cows on the field. I remember running home being so happy and told my mum about my friends and then I told her, they are actually cows and I gave them all names... she laughed at me and hugged me.
So many feelings in this life.Security. Happiness. Death. Sadness. Safeness. Unsecurity. Love. Heart is about to explode from the beauty in this world. Too many tears. Gasping for air. Bare feet against the ground. My favourite horse recognising me. Taste of grass. Hate. Rush. Stress. Cold. Hot.
Do you know what? You are perfectly you. As perfect as you can be. You can be anything. Life wouldnt be life. If it wasnt for all of the feelings it can provide.We now live in a society where time is less and less. Take every moment of it and make it your own.
Who's here to judge you but yourself?
You can do anything you want. Stop being insecure right this moment.
You can do it. Because you will! Because the only thing to stop you is you.
Simple. Legs. Gravity. Movement. Life.
Good for you
shit! My upper lip as got a twitch! I hate it on the eyelid but lip is worse, let alone the bottom of your buttcheek!
Not so deep now LOL
Ah, but I get such a kick out of running as fast as I can, even if it is just for a short distance. Can't explain that either.
You sound on top of the world TurboElli.
I'm so envious!!! I'm just (slowly!) coming back from injury and I can't wait till I'm feeling the strength that you have now!!
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