That was my thought on number 8 of my 8 x 200meter sprints. Holy sheeshums those were tough! As usual very nervous prior to speedwork this morning. The warm-up was all about thinking about the speedwork to come. I did 6 x 200 at the same pace last week and struggled, so I was worried there was no way I was going to be able to do 8. And of course those thoughts..."well if you were less of a sissy, you could do them with greater ease". "If you were tougher, they wouldn't seem as hard". Hehe..fortunately I just recognized those thoughts, said "hello" to them, and moved past...I don't have to OWN them. Those thoughts are fear and fear is ok, it's supposed to be there. It means I'm at the edge of my comfort zone and this is where cool things happen....or cold things...it was very cold! ...Sorry, ADD kicking in. After 3 of those I completed the next 5 with hands on knees at the end of each one, then walking, then jogging to recover for 200 meters before the next rep. Next up were 3 x 400s. These I remembered as being a little easier from last week but didn't know how I would feel after doing a couple extra 200s over last week. Once again they were tough, the last 50 meters seemed like 100, but finished those feeling strong and recovered between. And the pic? Not from today! Ha!! Just got tired of posting pics of freezing cold weather!!! It does depict how I felt finishing all those #$%^ing intervals thought! Warm wishes to all out there!