Sarah..I'd agree with the other posters...Slow Down. I think you're probably going too fast. I sometimes hate the first 3 miles of a long run let alone the first 10 minutes. Some days I cant get my breathing right, I'm tired and don't feel I can run very far...so I slow..and slow again and then I get it
Enjoy. One day hopefully you'll love running and wonder how you can survive life without it
I was always an evening runner...but found my time in the evenings increasingly taken over by other stuff...so for the last few weeks have started running in the mornings. It was hard to begin with (managing time before work, I've never been an early person etc etc ) however I appear to have got myself into a routine!
Again, when it's completed I feel smug for the rest of the day, energised and surprisingly am (abit) more careful about what I eat. I'm hoping I can stick to early morning runs as it suits my lifestyle better
Ditto...I ran a time of 5hrs 4 minutes at London- disapoointed with my time as I wanted 4:48 (11 minute miles)...I was ok until about mile 20.
However, I really didn't know what to expect from mile 20 as this is the furthest I had gone in training. I really wish I had done a few more 20 milers and perhaps a 22 miler to make me stronger. I can blame the heat...but to be honest I think it was more likely under training as physically i felt fine all the way around...no real niggles and I wasn't too dehydrated at the end. I drank at every water station.
So...yes..I will enter the ballot again but as I will be very lucky to get in twice I may enter Brighton. I will tweek my training to allow for extra long runs and next time I will have a better idea about how far 26 miles really is. Incidently, my Garmin clocked a mileage of 26.55 miles !
I'm tempted to look for a late Autumn marathon somewhere.