It has been way too long since I posted. I am sorry!
I have been having a real problem with my motivation to run. However, the more I think about it, I really just have a lack of motivation to get out of bed in the morning. I am going to try to work on that!
I guess my lack of motivation has also come over onto my blog. I haven’t been updating with my runs. Now that my training is coming to an end I have been able to look over my training log and see how well I have done. And it’s been ok. Not terrible, but not great. I have missed one speed workout and one tempo workout. I really would have liked to have completed the tempo, but my body was tired and I think it was good for me to rest a little.
I’ve been slowing my easy paces down, so I try to aim for the 9:51minute/mile pace that I should be doing. Sometimes they feel tough, and sometimes they feel good. Generally after a day off they feel tougher than after a hard workout.
My last long run for the training period:
And my favorite run of the training period:
This one was 4 x 1.5 miles, done a week ago. Now, let’s not confuse favorite with easiest! It was tough. I tried to keep my pace at around 8:30 min/miles – and the last one got to me. The wind was tough to deal with, especially having a strong headwind for the full last 1.5 miles. I came into this run thinking I couldn’t complete it. I realised I would be running 10 miles. That is the same as my long run. But I did it. It was such a huge confidence builder.
This week I will be doing easy runs. The past five weeks I have run quite a bit. I don’t think adding on any tough workouts will help my with my half marathon. We can just hope for the best!