I recently announced that the Around the Bay 30K was my spring training kickoff kick-in-the-ass. Did it work? Well, no in that I ran a course PB (but not a distance PB), thus reinforcing my lackadaisical approach to training. It’s reminiscent of my all-night study sessions in undergrad. If there are no consequences how will I ever learn? But yes in that I ran a course PB and now I know that if I had trained properly all winter I may have been poised for a marathon PB in a few weeks, but 30K is not 42.2K and I’m not delusional and now I regret my mid-life crisis laziness. And yes in that I now have not one, not two, but three shiny ATB silver medals and more evidence that I am stuck in a pace rut from which I want to break free. So, two yeses minus one no = one successful kickoff kick-in-the-ass.
Title Reference: The Commodores – Three Times a Lady. 1978.