Taking my training back to basics is essential for the process for many reasons.
- 1. I haven't ran longer than a 15km in two years, minus the half marathon I ran last February.
- 2. I am running my very first Ultra over 50km, so I have no clue how to pace myself for this process, but I do know it needs to be much slower than my 5km and 10km race paces.
- 3. Part of my personal process it to work on patience. What could be a better way to start working on that!? Take what I love to do and put it into full practice. Even Ironman distance races are mentally easier because I know I am rushing to the next event, this total running process for this distance will be a completely new experience for me and I look forward to it.
- I also haven't been able to do any sort of strenuous training over the past few months due to physical setbacks, so I have no idea what type of workload my body can take.
What an amazing feeling it was to go out and comfortably float through a 20km without discomfort, fatigue or aches and pains hours afterwards. Humbling to run at a much slower pace than what I am used to, that's for sure. I am not sure I can run much slower and it not become too hard on my body and loose form. There is nothing like a good run to solve all your problems and process feelings. I truly can say today was the best I have felt all year! Running makes me happy.