On a related note, Kim had a post today which included a quote from Desi Linden about getting "comfortable with being uncomfortable". While I agree with Des that at certain (mostly later) stages of races you should be comfortable with being uncomfortable - for most of my PRs - I was not uncomfortable at all. As I commented on Kim's post, I finished my half marathon PR with the feeling like I could have run another 5 miles. I've heard it before more than a few times, but it bears repeating that I need to let the race come to me. That's how I run the best - by not forcing things. If I try to force things the race will be "uncomfortably uncomfortable" and the results will reflect that - and probably not in a positive way.
So, I don't know if I will PR this Sunday (or next Saturday), but I do know is I need to chill out and wear a smile! That's the only way for something magical to happen.
|Finishing the 2014 RnR Half (credit)|