Hey, it is hard to struggle back sometimes, I've had a very frustrating couple of years. I guess you either keep plugging away at it or give up, the former being the best option in my opinion.
Was it your knee that has kept you out of running?
I am currently marathon training and my marathon pace is quicker by a minute a mile than it was in 2007 but slower by half a minute a mile than my half marathon pace in 2009 so I have a similar dilemma.
I guess I deal with it by knowing that a marathon PB, if I manage it, is not to be sniffed at even if it means I don't get one at half mara distance this year.
You'll get there Straycelt, as KK says, keep plugging on.
Straycelt wrote (see)
Yep, 6 months sedentary post VLM2010 then 13 months out after Athens, Oct 2010. Would be lucky to pace 10mm in a half just now so keep plugging away to get back to 8mm KK. Still, got until 22nd April
Sunluvva wrote (see)
Sadly my 'peak' was in 1992 - I've never run a marathon as fast since then and it's not likely I'll ever do it again. On a positive note I've not been able to run for 18mths due to illness and I've had my 50th birthday so decided that all past pb's are null and void and I'm starting again - so every new distance I get to is another pb and I totally ignore the fact that I'm at least 4mm slower!
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