Couldn’t help but think of this quote on my morning run today…
Pain, he said, is nothing more than a mind-set. So he distracts himself with other thoughts — the joy of running, the finish line ahead. Then the pain fades.
~ Kipchoge, Eliud (2018)
Paraphrased by Scott Cacciola in the New York Times.
Pushing through that pain, I ran my fastest 10K yet – 54m 22s, with an average pace of 5m 25s.
More pleasing than that though was that I finally broke the 5 min/km barrier; running one kilometre in 4m 56s and another in 4m 21s. I was flying! 🚀
On Sunday, I improved further on last week’s run, beating all of my previous personal bests…
I reduced my average pace to 5m 34s per km; clocked in at 55m 53s for 10K, shaving 1m 36s off my previous best time; and I completed my fastest kilometre yet at 5m 11s.
I was flying! 🚀
Achieved three personal bests this morning:
- Matched my pb 6K average pace (5m 44s) over 10K
- Completed 10K in a pb time of 57m 29s
- Clocked my fastest kilometre yet at 5m 15s; 14 seconds faster than my previous pb.
Hat tip to Laraaji for this morning’s playlist.
Started with track two: ‘Introspection’ and finished part way into track five: ‘Essence’.
“Just move your legs. Because if you don’t think you were born to run, you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.”
~ McDougall, Christopher, Born to Run (2009)