D - 6 miles in 55 minutes 7 seconds
Today's run really felt really slow - and I was choosing not to worry about it. I thought about leaving the stop watch behind... to be honest, it was the blog that made me grab it at the last minute. So, I spent the run dissociating instead of worrying about my running. The result was a slightly slower run than yesterday, but a much happier me (especially at the end when I realized I wasn't, in fact, running ten minute miles like I thought).
|I'm glad I went running this morning|
The association vs. dissociating with pain while running internal debate has fascinated me a while. When C and i ran the Old Sandwich Road Race (1/2 marathon) together, she asked how I was doing while I was trying to do my best to forget I was running (ie not well). Since then, I've noticed a gradual shift on most of my runs where I start to think about what I'm doing and make conscious efforts to correct anything that seems off (lately my right foot is over-pronating).
If you're interested:
Pros vs Cons of Association vs Dissociation
Hopefully, this will get to the point where the simple phrase "how are you doing" doesn't cause my mind game to fall apart. (but let's not test this any race soon).