Over Thanksgiving break, I had two races. The first, on Thanksgiving morning, was a 10K Turkey Trot. Although I'd been training, I didn't think I'd PR because it's a crowded race and I hadn't really focused on speed during training, just maintaining my current fitness level. And it was 30 degrees that day, so I told myself to just run my best, and try to come in around an hour. I pushed it pretty hard, and tried to stay with two of my faster running buddies. Even so, I was really surprised when I ran across the finish line and saw that I'd PR'd! YAYYY!!!
Then today's 12K race. I felt emotionally drained from a confrontation with a friend the day before, I was physically feeling ill (I hadn't eaten dinner because of the stress, and was having GI problems), and I was considering dropping down to the 5K distance. But I hadn't trained for speed. I'd trained for distance. And so I decided to tough it out. There were several points during the race when I seriously thought about quitting. (I always think about quitting, but for once, it seemed like the most logical plan). I just kept running. I just wanted to be done. And I ended up running a pretty good pace (almost the same as my 10K pace).
How was your Thanksgiving break?