Just a quick post of updates and random things in my head (aka brain-leaks!)
-Today I ran my first relay race, one I had absolutely no intention running (what team would want me slowing them down?). I attended the Shammies year-end banquet on Friday night and got peer-pressured all night to take an injured runner’s place. After being reassured that it didn’t matter how slow I am, I relented. I’m so glad I did! Despite the cold, it was so much fun. Full recap coming soon!
-At the relay race today, I ran my fastest* mile to date: 9:25! This tends to happen any time I run with – and try to keep up with – another Shammie. (*”Fastest” because I have no record of my pace for the first mile I sprinted at the 5K I PR’d in.)
-I was reading the December issue of Runner’s World and came across something that reminded me of my “machine-like” state in the last mile of my half marathon: “If you’ve ever been out running and achieved an indescribable rhythm-flawless mechanics, a sharpened focus, an almost out-of-body clarity…” Apparently that’s called “flow.” Now I have a name for it! (And now I want to read The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler, RW’s Book of the Year!)
Have you ever run a relay race?
What’s on your to-read list?
Any brain-leaks to share?