Hit my Mental Block in Training-- only 4 more weeks left! 10/16- NEED MOTIVATION!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ive hit that mental block, The furthest I have ran so far is 8- Saturdays run called for 10(didnt reach goal)- and todays was 9-- Saturdays is 12!!
I waited to long this morning to run, so I just went in the 80 degree weather- which was the worst Idea ever! I was HOT, mentally fighting, and cramping. I only ran 6 just now :(
I then preceded to burst into tears with my biggest fear in my mind-- WHAT IF I CANT DO THIS! .... I mean I was SPENT just now only running 6! And i still had 3 more to go! Im needing that extra push of motivation, I need it to carry me through, I have come so far- already have completed 8 long weeks of training at 4-5 days a week. Im for sure a perfectionist, so when I see one little mistake for some reason I feel like all the work I have already done counts for nothing...much like how I managed my weight through out my life. Sending myself into this neverending cycle of thinking im never good enough and then beating myself up over it.

Please send me some motivation!!!!! I guess I should go back to BASICS...one day, one mile at a time. Thats all my brain can handle for now haha

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    SleepyDean gave you some great advice. I'll just chime in with hang in there. You can absolutely do this! Take your time, build up your base sanely and safely. You will accomplish this and be so successful!
    2274 days ago
    I am training for Nike too and have been in a similar boat. My long runs keep getting cut short (knee pain creeping in and/or heat causing trouble). But I'll say there is hope - I did 10 miles this last weekend after having to cut my previous weeks' 9 down to 7.

    Ohhh one thing I notice off the bat is that you had two long runs in the same week? I've never seen a plan with something as high as 9 during the week (the highest is 5 - which I can't get anywhere close to myself). Maybe you are burning yourself out. I run 3 times a week - 1 speedy run, 1 hilly run and 1 long run. I do fun cross-training the other days and take plenty of rest before and after that long, slow day.

    I would shoot for 10 to 10.5 this weekend and not push it by jumping up to 12. I think I jumped up too fast in training for my first half last year and that is what has caused my knee injury.

    I don't know about you, but when I start getting down on my progress I just focus on the idea of being at that start line with 20,000 other women! Check out videos from past events on Youtube to get even more amped up.

    2274 days ago
  • KBARRY23
    You will be fine! I feel your pain - it's a total mental game. I only ran 10 miles once before my first half and did fine. Keep up the good work!
    2275 days ago
    No Nike Womens Marathon In San Francisco
    2275 days ago
    are you doing the girlfriends half!? I will be there!
    2275 days ago
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