Today was time for an interval run. What's an interval run? Alternate between walking and relatively high-speed running.
3 mins of walking @ 5 km/h followed by a 1 km run @ 13.5 km/h (X 5 times)
This run is a killer! By the time you've reached the end of the 4th 1 km interval, your body wants to stop.
That's how it was today. The body desperately wanted to stop, but fortunately, the mind was willing. I pushed really hard on that last interval and it was well worth the effort.
I don't know what it is but always finishing the run that I set out to achieve has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. It sounds like overkill. But if you've done a bit of running, you might understand how I feel.
The belief, confidence and high that you get when you always, always run the distance you decided to run is amazing. Until now, I've never had an unplanned stop while running. Sometimes, I think it's because I'm really stubborn that I never give up. Maybe stubborness' flip side is tenacity.