You know what keeps me coming back to running? That feeling. You know the one. The one feel after running further or faster than you ever have before, you beat your impossible. It’s a high I just want to keep experiencing.
This weekend I’m racing in the 5K that started it all 10 years ago! Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been running for 10 years. I’ll never forget that feeling standing at the starting line by myself on a crisp fall morning thinking that I was about to do the impossible. I was so excited to finish the race that I didn’t even write down my time. I have no record of it anywhere.
Anyway, I’m going after a new 5K PR again at this race. I think it would be awesome to do it here. I’m going to need to hit an 8:23 pace or better which feels very doable but you just never now. My last PR was hit in July in Chicago. Read about it here.
So I’m preparing. I have been running my intervals and trying some of the awesome stride drills that Miss Zippy wrote about.
I’m also one that responds to music. It can help me keep my tempo up and just push through. I’m glad this 5K allows earbuds. I also put together a 5K PR playlist. It’s 28 minutes long with a couple really high tempo songs. I know that if I can finish my run before I finish this playlist, I’ll have a really good shot at a new 5K PR, beating my impossible.
I would love to try Jabra‘s newest earbuds on my quest for a new 5K PR, Sport Pulse. They are the first-ever earbuds with a built in heart rate monitor…no more strap! There are no other devices out there that combine these two great features. I’m dying to get my hands on them.
Tell me about a moment you “Beat Your Impossible”