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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just Didn't Have it in Me

Today I had planned on doing my long run. The temp was only 62 degrees when I began. Pretty nice! But I just wasn't feeling the energy I knew I needed to make it that far. I kept at it but I was also so not there mentally. I had a lot on my mind today and was just not able to keep my pace up. I stopped to walk a lot more than usual. I knew by mile four that there was no way I was going to make it 11 miles today. So when I got to the high school I decided to stop and watch my 17 year old son at football practice for a while. There was a bunch of women running the track and I thought maybe I should just join them and watch practice at the same time. But I just wasn't motivated enough. I decided to just bag my long run and try and do it on Thursday. I realized I really hadn't eaten many carbs yesterday or drank a lot of water and I wonder if that affected my energy today. It was just not there. I was pretty discouraged with myself. Usually I can push through it and eventually pull it off, but not today. I can't blame the heat because it was only 72 degrees when I got home. I know that there will be good days and bad days, but it's hard to just let it go when you are having a bad day. The frustrating thing is on my last mile, I finally started to get in the groove physically and wondered if I could keep going. But I could tell I still didn't have it mentally. Running is so much mental that I didn't even push it. I just came inside and ate breakfast. Oh well, tomorrow is another day! When I google earthed my distance I was even MORE frustrated because I went almost NINE miles! If I would have just got in another two miles I wouldn't have to do it again on Thursday! Well, maybe I would since I really did walk more than I should and stopped to watch the football practice for about 30 minutes. Let's hope I feel it on Thursday. Ugh!



Total Distance:


8.67 miles

3 comments:

Jen said...

Dang, I hate those days where physically and mentally it's just so hard to get done what you want to get done. Be careful about trying to do another long run so close to your almost 9 miler. I'd wait until Saturday at least. I think that's what did me in. You're awesome and you'll do great in the half! It's the sweet part of the marathon and you'll love it, I'm sure!

Mel said...

9 Miles is good! We seem to be on the same training schedule. I ran my 11 miler last Saturday. Now I've just got to figure out what I'm doing (training wise) for the next 10 days.

The Hoyt's said...

I hate those days. But 9 miles is awesome... I agree with jen... Be careful you dont want to get an injury they are not fun!!! I'm just barely getting over mine after 12 weeks...