Thursday, 20 November 2014

When you sweat no one can see you cry.

Went to the track tonight and silently ran track pyramids:

1600 metres
1200 metres
800 metres
400 metres
0 metres (2 minute rest)
400 metres
800 metres
1200 metres
1600 metres

All at above threshold so it was beginning to hurt a little on the last 1200 and 1600 metres sections. 

The track was covered with a thin veil of mist that by the end was covered in fog which rolled off the enclosing park such that I could not see the other end by the finish of my run. The other track users were doing some kind of painful fartlek routine, the coach peeping his whistle every time they had to run or jog. I chose to run alone with my thoughts when all of a sudden this horrendous flood of emotion popped into my head like a bubble and then for no reason tears ran down my face, silent weeping on a silent track. No one noticed thankfully because when you sweat no one can see you cry.

I left the track content with my 8,000 metre (5 mile) run especially after last night's hill reps and run.

As for my tears, I left them on the track with my sweat and the fog where they shall remain for now.

1 comment:

  1. That is a massive workout, well done! Emotions are good for us and it is great to let them be.

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