For those that know me will attest that I over analyse everything and that includes my running.
Andrew and I having been running now for a few months and we’d agree that we’re roughly the same pace. That’s the problem!
Are we? and on any given day? Whilst I look forward to and enjoy running with Andrew, I find myself continually thinking:
- Am I running too fast for him?
- Is he slowing up for me?
Today we set off at a comfortable pace and gradually increased the tempo to the point that I felt it was the most pleasing run the two of us has had. But knowing Andrew has run a lot faster is always at the back of mind.
In the end I came to the conclusion that if either of us needed to slow up we’d communicate and if we didn’t the other would drag the other along. A win/win.
I need to learn to just run and not worry about stuff that doesn’t need worrying about.
Rest day tomorrow and then a 5k Saturday and the 15k long run with Andrew on Sunday around Gellibrand Hill.