JaneyH - Thanks, I needed that!! And you are correct I was feeling VERY bad about Monday and Tuesday and that maybe affected me. Again you are correct re trying to be the runner I was 10 years ago, running means so much to me and I would give anything to go back 10 years knowing what I know now and stick in at my passion and I am sure I could have got near a 3:15 marathon. But I have to accept I am 56 and although I can still run and enjoy it, its never going to be the same.
But I KNOW I shouldn't be missing 3 consistant days and that annoyed me. I do run the same distance most days and same pace, need to mix it up but ever since I started running been mileage obsessed - must have a note of every run I ever done and distance/time. You seem to be doing well in the Gym but come back slowly, make sure your right as I am sure you will
B2B - Nah not on diet, in fact stuffing my face with chocolate !! that's gotta stop !!
JR - Yup something new needed
Now for the good bit !! What a difference a day makes !! (24 little hours, as someone once sang!!) 5.4 miles 9.27 pace and a record for this course and felt great !! So maybe I shouldn't let one day, one bad run get to me !!
Thanks all - love this thread a virtual team of inspiration !!
JR - Love the story re ending up in a garden lol !!!!! Robert good miles mate Someone on either this or another forum used to say, when encouraging others in training or a race "and remember don't be shit!!" Well today I was shit Why oh why do I do it? Sat I run a fairly comfortable 8.65, had Sunday as a rest day, Monday and Tuesday, due to laziness I didn't run. Today I go out for a wanted 6, got to 2 miles so tired and crap I stopped dead. Carried on for 5 so slow was overtaken by every other runner out and possibly by a few snails. So hard at moment. Really hard to motivate myself after that. Also need to shift a stone or so I need consistency and 3 days without running is not it -
B2B - My lonest run is 8 miles at the moment and will be doing 8 this weekend. Would be nice to get to 11 before I go away
JaneyH - good to see you on and doing the sensible thing and getting down the gym. To be honest am not following a plan but I always did for marathons, well doing the long runs on schedule anyway !! Think I will build up to 11 miles before I go away and look after, hopefully a schedule will have me at less than 11 with about 7 weeks to go (from when I come back from hols) and I could follow that. Don't worry your not teaching me to suck eggs !! believe me I have never trained properly and regret it now sure I could have broke 3.30 when I was running more seriously about 10 years ago
Well, today seemed tired despite not running yesterday, decided still to go but at a slower pace, so 5.39 miles at a pedestrian 10.06 pace. Maybe make 80 miles this month with a bit of luck Next run Saturdays 8
B2B - London Enduro? will have a look at that, good luck with it !!
Disappointed today as work conspired against me and didn't get out, maybe just as well after yesterday and the day will do me good hopefully.
11 weeks tomorrow I go away on my hols, between now and then the running is going to be very miles orientated, feel I need the miles in my legs for my half in October. Back from hols on 20/8 but bound to put weight on the hols so going to get the miles in now as only about 6/7 weeks after I get back before half