i've repeatedly lost motivation following a target race. takes me a couple of months before i start to miss it, then wish i'd have continued at least to run a bit to keep things "ticking over" so I wouldn't have to regain all that lost fitness. anyway, no harm in cutting back, having a break, but if you're simply in a trough, and you need to train for a half in 6 weeks, try just telling yourself you'll lace up your trainers, nothing more, then when you've done that, you'll go out of the front door, nothing more. then after that, tell yourself that you'll start jogging, no more. Before you know it, the blood will be pumping and you'll feel into it.
9.9 miles along the canal and back today. slow, steady, felt a bit sluggish, but happy to have jog as far as I have since May. I'm logging my distance, as always, in my training log, and my main target for this month is to get back into the habit of running frequently.
So far this year, number of runs per month has been: 16, 15, 12, 12, 8, 3, 1, 11
If i can get up to running on avg every other day at least, regardless of distance, I'll be happy with that.
remind me again B2B, it's sunday 21st you're doing your run around tooting bec track, right? I live right round the corner, and i've nothign yet planned so i'll come along and cheer you all on. for a bit. with a brew.
did another 7.5 miles this lunchtime, up to victoria park via regents canal, round the park and back. very slow. Didn't run thursday because my right knee has been hurting since tuesday. just a bit stiff, when i walk. I thought i'd try it out today with a jog and if it was painful i'd stop and turn back. anyway, after 10 mins forgot all about it, and now it's better than it was before. Go figure. perhaps a bit of blood or heat to the area has sorted it out. probably won't get chance to run over the weekend as we're visiting family out of town, so will be driving for much of it.
This leaves my total for the week at 22.5 miles, 78 for August and 696 for the year.