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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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HJFOGARTY 7/25/2010 8:53AM

    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!

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HAPPY_HANK 7/25/2010 1:27AM

    Maybe you just need a break or have some me time and just do something for you.

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PRYDEQUEEN 7/24/2010 11:57AM

    Sounds like you need a break! Give yourself a day away from all of that and do something you enjoy. See what happens next.

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NWLIFESRC 7/24/2010 7:21AM

    You sound like me yesterday. Still looking for that pesky mind of mind that's on the loose.

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