After five days of travelling and recovering from travelling I finally found the motivation to go for a run. For some reason, I wasn’t quite ready to jump into my training schedule that I was following in Oman. Instead, I decided to do an easy 10 minute jog, followed by a timed 5K with a couple of hills and then a relaxed 20 minute jog to cool down.
When I was finished with my workout I had a look at the data on my Garmin and I was really disappointed with my 5K time of 31:19. I felt like my hard work and disciplined training over the past few months had brought limited progress.
It wasn’t until later in the afternoon when I came across my training calendar from last summer that I realized I made quite a bit of progress. In fact, on my first measured run a year ago, I only managed 4.6 km in 42 minutes. Moreover, an additional 20 minutes to cool down would have been impossible at this point last summer.
So, after seeing the progress I have made since last summer I am re-motivated to get back on my training schedule tomorrow morning. This gives me 3 and a half weeks to get ready for the New Brunswick Day 10K race.