It's race week! The ZOOMA Cape Cod half marathon is this Saturday, which makes this a lousy time to have lost my mojo.
What happened to it?
I certainly don't know. I've going along nicely: A strong 10-mile race in August, a new 5K PR while on vacation, a little too much chaos the following week that led to some low mileage, a new-found love of stroller running. And then . . . bam! Mojo gone.
Yesterday's run rotted. If you know me at all, you know I rarely have anything other than good things to say about my runs. I love running and, in my book, even a not-so-great run is something worth enjoying.
But yesterday was tough. I couldn't get my breathing right. My legs felt like lead. My head felt like it was about to fly away on its own. I felt off. I had no mojo.
I tried speeding up. I tried slowing down. I tried doing some long division in my head. Nothing worked.
It was just one of those runs.
However. As I said, I have this half marathon on Saturday and I'd like to have a decent race. I need my mojo back and I need it now.
My plan? Shake it up. This morning I'll run a speed workout that I haven't done in quite some time:
10:00 warm-up (about a mile)
10:30 of 30 seconds fast (7:00/mi), 60 seconds slow (9:30/mi)
10:00 of 60 seconds fast, 90 seconds slow
I need to shake out whatever it is that needs shaking out. Let's hope this workout does it!
Have a good week!