|My in-laws Kyle & Tracee, Michael & me at the Royals game this weekend,|
The KANSAS CITY ROYALS are still in FIRST PLACE BABY!!!
Like I've mentioned in my last few posts, I'm about as fast as I've ever been right now. Problem: all too often good training doesn't translate into good races. For whatever reason, I consistently leave my fastest races on the training room floor. I just seem to perform my best when no pressure is on during tempo or speed workouts in the middle of the week. I freak out a little at the starting line and just don't run fast. And that's a problem.
I think part of the problem is I build up these big races way too much in my mind. I'm trying not to do that with this one. Simply trying to relax. I took a little of the pressure off a couple of weeks ago with a nice half-marathon PR at Rock The Parkway, but I know there is so much more where that came from. My training times indicate that I should be able to shave off another minute or so from that race. I know that sounds like a lot, but I really didn't push it that hard in that race, and the Indy course is set up so much better for a PR.
|Beautiful Kauffman Stadium on a perfect 70 degree spring day,|
Topped off by a Royals 9-0 beat down of the Indians!!!
This week I'll lighten the load a little, but still try to keep the same intensity. And my diet is really good right now, so I really don't see myself gaining any unwanted weight. The key is just to relax, not think about it, and let it happen. We all seem to run better when we're not all tense, and I'm living proof of that. Hopefully next Saturday will be a shining example of what happens when you do it right. I'll keep you posted ... have a great week!
... be great today!