I am a very impatient person (but who is not?) and I want to see results ASAP, better yet NOW!
But I think that I am getting wiser:) Although to be honest, it has probably nothing to do with age but rather with my ITB history.
My old me would probably try to follow some kind of crash training to prepare me for summer racing. But my present me, with some guidance and help from a very wise PPC (seriously, she is one of the smartest, nicest, realistic, and generaly very knowledgeable people I know and I am really lucky that I can ask her for training advice and she keeps me in check. And although sometimes it might seem that I have not my own opinion because I basicaly agree with everything she says, it is not that. I agree with everything she says because what she says only supports what I have been thinking myself but I was not sure), is going to keep it easy and think long-term. Solve the ITB issue is the priority numero uno and be patient and just keep logging miles and miles and putting money into bank.
For example: I went running today and my original plan was to try 50min. However, around 16min in I started to feel tingling. Although I was tempted to do 4 more minutes to round it up at 20 (not sure why, but now it sounds like some kind of obsessive disorder thingy) I kept it on a wimpy, errr, I mean safe side and did not do those 4 min. I just walked back.
I am not sure whether it was my ITB or the soreness resulting from yesterday's massage. ITB does not hurt now but when I apply pressure at it I think that I can feel it. But it seems little lower than usually so maybe it is something different. Anyway, I decided to play it on a conservative side.
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