Warning: I apologize for the chart and the use of computer terms in a running blog. I would totally appreciate it if you bear with me, but if you decide not to, there's always Nyan Cat!
I need a reset button for my brain. For the past month or so my pace has steadily been dropping. I ran two sub 9:00 races, and overall my "easy" runs seem to be a little faster then they used to be. But, conversely, the temperatures and most of all the humidity, have been rising. Lately these two things have not been playing well together. (See Exhibit A)
|Exhibit A - Fancy Scientific Data|
There has been a breaking point in most of my runs lately where I am out of breath, hot, soaked in sweat, exhausted, and sometimes thirsty. In that moment my brain goes "NOPE! NOT ANYMORE! APPLY THE BRAKES!" And then I stop to walk, feeling defeated. And once that happens I can never seem to find the reset button and salvage the remainder of the run. It's like all the bad stuff is still sitting in my RAM, and I need to clear it, but I just can't find the damn reset button. Or I guess for the sake of my analogy, I can't find the on button to turn my brain back on! At any rate, I need help!