I am just few days before my first race in almost 2 years. I started to run again in may this year, with a mere 27 km per month. I benefited from Paulo’s training plan and I trained with more sense than ever.
I got to run almost at the same level as when I was training for the marathon. Even better I managed recently to improve my times for 1 km, 1 mile, 5 km and 10 km. Halfway through September I ran 100 km.
I am becoming dependent on running for clearing my head and my thoughts. I feel the need of running when I get angry, and I feel the same need when I am happy.
Long time ago, in another life almost, I used to smoke. Each time I would get my nerves excited I would light up a cigarette. And that used to make me feel good. Now what makes me feel good is running.
Today I felt the need but I could not. More than ever, I need it to go out for a run. But I am aware that if I do it today I will jeopardise my race on Sunday. So what do I do? I write about it.