A week or so ago, I was out on a run. It was just a normal run on one of my normal routes. I have about 15 routes that I run locally near my home. Some are more hilly than others but most are average in elevation changes.
As I was starting out, I was thinking how easy the first few hundred meters are. Then, I get this dragging feeling. I never really hit my stride, the one I wish I had all run, until after mile three. Once mile two gets there, I start noticing a better groove. One foot in front of the other seems to go quicker.
Funnier – to me anyway – than all of that is I start thinking I am going too slow. Having never run until just under three years ago, I am not sure this is normal or not. These runs when I think I am slow usually end up being my faster paces.
So for all you runners out there – do you find you can’t hit your stride til mid-run? For you non-runners, does something similar apply to life – finally figuring out how to live at mid-life?