How do things happen ?
As a sub elite distance runner, I have seen a huge progress in my running over the past 2 years. When I started joining fun runs for…well…fun, I was the typical back of the pack runner only aiming to finish much like the majority of the participants. I have to admit, it soon turned boring and actually humiliating to see the Kenyans finish the race while I was only halfway done.
That’s when I realized something must be done. You see, the more time you spend on something, you tend to be better at it. In short, there’s a development going on. Back in December when I started the base phase for all the racing to be done this summer, all I did was put solid miles into my legs. Long runs, tempo runs, hill repeats, intervals, fartleks, you name it, I did it. I found myself stronger and faster.
I concluded the base phase back in January with a half marathon (21k) just to see how my fitness was. I still finished with a decent time after being in the lead pack for the first 5k. The plus side was I actually beat one Kenyan ! I have nothing against those guys but it was a monumental moment for me so I was pretty hyped hahaha.
Then came a challenging 10k-5k just a couple of weeks ago. I ended up finishing 9th in the 10k race and 10th (out of 2300) in the 5k. Not bad, considering both were ran a week apart. So far, the racing season has been good and I am looking forward to see how things would go in the next races.
But enough of running, let’s talk about development. As I said, the more you spend time on something, you become better at it. Much like in life, I would also cite as an example, feelings lol. The more you spend time with someone, you might find yourself developing feelings for that someone. The only sad thing is, yes, YOU can develop those feelings, but it is uncertain whether the other person would reciprocate them. To be honest, that sucks hahahaha. But hey, there’s no harm in being optimistic and who knows what’ll happen ? We shouldn’t really expect anything this time around so it’s all up to how things develop in the coming days, weeks, months, or even years ???
It’s a whole different race now.