So it has been bugging me since my last run (W4D2). Am I going too fast? I usually start out with a balanced pace, but I don't know what happens, after a couple intervals, I find myself trying to sprint..even though I am breathing heavy, exhausted.
The sad part is that I am totally aware of this when I speed up, but I cant slow down..and after facing a stitch and crawling last min of run, I looked at the screen.. It said 4.2 kms.
As you would have guessed, I had to take an extra rest day, icepack my knee ligaments and Achilles tendon, and hoping I will not make this mistake tomorrow on D3.
I know I can complete these runs with much less effort, but a competitive part of me takes over the one that said, "take it slow, screw the distance, just complete it" just before the run started.
I am afraid that it may become an issue for next week, where those nasty time intervals are in no mood of joking, they challenge me, and I react fiercely, really exhausting myself beyond my limits
In the end, all I want is some advice from people on how they control their urge to run through it with an idiotic pace that might cause injury strong enough to set them back for days ( if not weeks)
On the other hand, knowing I can take it so far keeps pushing me to again get a notification like "today records fell" etc. Someone truly mentioned correctly in his/her post that it is more of a mental task than physical.
This is the most supportive community I have ever come across. Cheers to all of us!