New Weightlifting Max + A Weird Running Thing

I’ll start off by saying I deadlifted 180lbs last week and forgot to write about it!

Yes, I picked up 180lbs five times like it was no big deal (okay, maybe that last part is an exaggeration).

Look at all those weights! And to think there was an equal amount of weights on the other side! Clearly this was a new max for me : ) Could you tell?

Deadlifting 180lbs

 Now on to running:

May 14th was a very special day – it marked my first full month as an outdoor runner!

From April 14 – May 14th I did all of my runs outdoors! Learning to love outdoor running was a big goal of mine for the first part of 2013 and I am so glad I can check that off. Not just because I like checking things off my to-do list but because outdoor running is soooo superior to the treadmill!

Does this happen to you?

One thing I’ve noticed since I started running long(er) distances is that I seem to have a serious mental block when it comes to timing.

What I mean is, when I know I’m only out for a 30 minute run (which is required by my half marathon training two days a week) by the time I get to 20 or 25 minutes I start feeling tired and ready to be done. However, when I’m out for my long run on the weekends and I hit 20 minutes I feel fine – usually I feel GREAT.

I guess my mind is just like, “oh look, we’re almost done, time to shut down” when I get close to the end of my short runs. It’s really kind of annoying.

Is this normal? Is there a “fix” for it?

Please leave a comment below if you know what I’m talking about – especially if you’ve found a way to get over it!


1 Comment

  1. Ali Kearney
    May 17, 2013 / 12:05 am

    I agree that whatever you set your mind on as your end-goal, you start to feel like you could NEVER go beyond what that goal is. Part of it may be because for a shorter run, you don’t conserve as much energy in the early miles as for a longer run.