Today I enjoyed 40 minutes of playing with the waves. The tide was out and the sun was shining. I feel fitter than I ever was in my life (and I have the data to back it up, so my head also knows it now).
I didn’t care about heart rate, cadence and only focused on not getting my feet wet, at least until I was done, when I gave them a quick sea bath.
Sometimes I wish I could go back to one year ago and tell myself how awesome it will be. I did doubt if a lot of slow running was worth it. Now I know it is, at least for me. I don’t regret a single minute I spend out there and wish I could do more. Yesterday I looked at my “bad run” tag and realized that it has been quite a while back. In the whole time I only had a handful of bad runs …
If you happen to be a beginner and stumble upon this post, believe me and everybody that says “take it slow”, “only run 3 days per week”, “recovery is key”, “drink enough water” and “forget pace run by time”. If all you want is a quick marathon bucket list tick off, ignore it, if you want to run for you life – take it slow.