Monday, July 22, 2013
I have been a little frustrated with my running lately. I know I have not been doing enough since I came back from Tenerife, but even so, my pace is rubbish. My 5K time is anything from 4-8 minutes slower than last year, don't even ask about 10K. I am trying to tell myself that pace is not the be all and end all, but some days I can't be convinced. At the weekend I really could not run for more than 2 or 3 minutes before stopping to walk. Today I went to the coastal walkway to run (flat and a splash in the sea after!!) and it was better but not to last years standards. I just feel I'm going backwards instead of progressing. I don't seem to have it in me to increase my distance either, after 50 mins or so I just don't feel I can go on. I am even considering withdrawing from my 10K race early Sept because I know if I don't finish in under an hour I will really be upset. I won't make any rash decisions yet, see how things go in August and take it from there.