5k Training: Discouraged
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Today went even worse than Monday. I was only able to complete 3 2 min walk/3 min run intervals at 3.5/6 mph. But I did push myself, in that once I realized I couldn't continue as planned, I made myself walk at 4 mph. I did that for 3 minutes, ran for 1 and felt okay. Then I walked for another 3 minutes and got a really bad side cramp for who knows what reason. I tried to run the last 3 minutes, but could only do two and walked that last minute.
I'm really discouraged. I'm really not happy about the fact that unless I get sprinkled with some magic endurance dust, I will have to repeat this week. I certainly can't add a 6th interval if I can't even get through 5. But I have to keep going. I have to beat this. I won't let it beat me.
Any advice? I have the motivation taken care of, but any advice for helping me get through these runs? Is there some way that being on my period could be totally throwing me off for the week? Is there something you eat or drink a certain amount of time before your workout that you've noticed really helps you keep going? I really want this for myself, and it's hard that it is so difficult for me.