Did another sub 4:18 average for my 8.5k run this morning. Pretty happy, but somehow the memory of my 4:11 PB still keeps haunting me, questioning when I'll ever be able to do it again... or whether I'll ever be able to do it AT ALL. I clocked that PB when I was training for City To Surf run, this run has eluded me every year due to injuries most likely caused by over-running. But last year, everything was going so well, I was in good form, I ran in moderation... BUT on the Wednesday morning run before the Sunday race day, I tripped a step and sprained my ankle. Couldn't walk for days.
That's a sad thing about injuries. Not only they floor you physically but mentally as well. I laid off running two years ago due to foot pains and put on 12 kgs as I never got back into running. "Haiya, what's the use of running? Run so slow now compared to last time. Sure won't get back form wan!" are evil thoughts. Good thing I had high motivation and support last year to keep me going through the recovery until now. Started with 4:45 averages and now back to sub 4:20s.
City of Perth OD Tri in 11 days... BRING IT ON!