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Saturday, July 24, 2010

I haven't felt right since the Half Marathon. My energy feels sapped, getting up in the morning is nearly impossible, and I hardly even enjoy going out for a run. I've started my official marathon training with Hal Higdon's Novice Supreme, and am now into week 3. I can barely motivate enough to get through a 3 mile run. I skip runs, put them off, and am doing no cross training. In my favor, I have incorporated a couple days of hills and sprints on the smaller mileage days. I'm now considering changing to John Bingham's training, because it seems more...technical I guess is the word. I'm really looking to have a better time than predicted, and it seems Bingham's may help me with a few speed drills.

Right now the biggest challenge is just getting off my ass. I literally just want to sleep instead of run, all the time.

I wonder if this is post race let down I have read about.

I wonder how long it will last.

I wonder if motivation will come naturally.

I wish I had someone with experience to talk to about this.

I have to trust that this is a process, and it will work itself out.

I am worried I can't do it.

I feel like I'm trapped in a cage of my own making, and I'm too lazy to find the key.
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    you are just too hard on yourself! take your time and it will come back - perhaps you are training just too hard?? and it wore you out. I did that when I trained for my first 1/2 and when I finished it I didn't want to run - all that training took the fun out of running and I only recently got it back - it took a long time for me. But I switched over to Jeff Galloway's running method of run/walk/run and it is working great - my time has improved and I'm happy again with running - I don't dred it at all. I also changed my mindset - I don't go to race anymore - I go to finish and no matter what the time is - I'm happy with that. so take the time you need and check out Jeff's approach - not everyon likes it, but it sure has brought fun back to my run. enjoy your day and good luck!
    2793 days ago
    Maybe you just need a break or have some me time and just do something for you.
    2793 days ago
    Sounds like you need a break! Give yourself a day away from all of that and do something you enjoy. See what happens next.
    2794 days ago
    You sound like me yesterday. Still looking for that pesky mind of mind that's on the loose.
    2794 days ago
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