>i really think once you get up to 5k or 6k and you're feeling good, you can just say fuck it and run a 10k, just like that.
Well, you were right. I went out yesterday, intending to do a brief run, but my legs were feeling great and so I just kept going. It honestly felt like a "fuck it"
moment, as in "let's see what these months of training have accomplished"
. I didn't quite make 10km, though, but did 9. That was my phsyical limit, as I stopped after trying to lift my leg for the next stride-and it didn't
. A weird feeling, but not in a bad way. There was no cramping, just exhaustion.
You know one thing that I think actually helped, was running on an unmarked route(normally I know my half-mile markers). It prevented me from mentally
quitting after going a certain distance. I didn't actually know how far I had gone until marking it later using Gb.mapometer.com.
That site also provides elevation data. I decended from a height of 63ft, all the way down to 42ft! Like I said before, this is a very flat area.
Oh, and I've been getting more motivation from rap/hip-hop lately, so it's only a matter of time before I throw in some of those techno beats :D. >>35964
Congratulations, ernst. I remembered your post about walking all those kilometers, and it's great to see you're still making progress.