I wrote about my race expectations and I’m pumped to say that I did much better than I thought I would! Although I’m not back to my pre-injury PR, I have a post-injury PR! I ran a 1:40: 50! Previously my post-injury PR was 1:41:22…hey…a PR is a PR. 🙂
I am wondering if going into the race without any specific expectation or goal is helping me. I ran just listening to my body. It was towards the end of the race where I could tell I was close to meeting 1:41 that I realized I could maybe pick it up. The strange thing about this race and Philly is that although I raced well–I felt not so great. I didn’t feel like I was running strong–my legs felt tired, my cardio felt not as strong as it had in the past races I ran well in. I am wondering if I have this runners black out where I just forget how terrible I felt during the race!