2012 Wk 29 & 30 – Olympic inspiration or desperation

Firstly, I can’t quite understand where the last two weeks have gone. These are meant to be weekly updates but they keep turning into fortnightly ones because the days are escaping me.

It felt like it was going to be a really good week/fortnight for running this time, although now I look back I didn’t go nearly as much as I had thought! After running on Sunday, I also went out for two thirty minute runs, one on the Monday and one on the Wednesday. I had planned to go again on Friday, but didn’t. I don’t remember specifically why – but let’s lay the blame on the Olympics.

It is, in turns, both inspiring and utterly depressing watching the athletics from London 2012. I’m so impressed with what these people can do, and it makes me want to try a bit harder and be a bit better. But then I look at the guys and girls doing a 10k and realise that it takes me an entire hour longer than them to get round!

Part of me wonders how fast/slow I would run 100m, but I am much too scared to find out!

Back to reality, I’m finding that listening to audiobooks and dramas and suchlike is one of the better options for me. It’s distracting when you get hooked into what is happening and you forget that you’re running. The only thing, I think, is that sometimes I get so engrossed I really do forget I’m running and settle back into an even slower pace than normal. That’s my excuse for now, anyway.

2 thoughts on “2012 Wk 29 & 30 – Olympic inspiration or desperation

  1. I was lucky enough to be in the Olympic Stadium on Monday morning and one of the events we watched was the women’s 1500m heats.

    It was an awesome atmosphere with the crowd going mad for any British athlete. Each heat also had someone who finished 10 or 20 seconds after everyone else and they were vocally roared home.

    I started wondering if I could beat the slowest person and then I realised that even the women who (apparently) appeared slow coaches, were running 1500m only marginally slower than I could run 1000m. That’s 50% more distance in just about the same time!

    I decided to be inspired rather than depressed.

  2. I decided to be inspired rather than depressed.

    I opted for inspiration in the end 🙂

    Just been out and repeated my interval run and went as fast as I could in the fast sections – partly on your advice and partly so I could be like Mo Farah!!

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