Ok hello people, got 2.5 weeks until the Bristol Half Marathon, done the majority of a 12 week training plan, and my motivation has just dropped off a cliff for some reason. I would have thought it would have gone through the roof this close to the run, but i missed my scheduled 5 miles this morning due to the bed feeling too good etc etc,.. feeling a tad worried now. Did my first Half Marathon in March in 1hr 52mins, and was hoping to PB that in this half mara, but for some reason have a horrible feeling that i havent prepared enough and arnt ready for it,......... How can i get the motivation back asap? rocket up the arse?!
Hello again all,
Yesterday was awesome, real buzz all day!
Got round the bath half in 1hr 52 mins, chuffed for my first half but slightly gutted I couldn't sneak under 1hr 50! Knees feel completely duff today mind, nice week off now!! Hope everyone else had a good time yesterday, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn't done the bath half!
Almost a week since my last post, managed 20 miles this week, 10 miles today. I feel ready, knees a bit sore but a nice cool week will do the trick im sure! Well looking forward to Sunday, going for anything under 2hrs!
I think i worry too much when a new injury or what i think is an injury comes along, the best thing ive found is to run through the stiffness but know the limits,
What should be my diet this week, especially Saturday?? I cant bloody wait to have a massive chinese takeaway blow out this time next week!!!
Sorry to hear about your dilemma Mols, it doesnt sound pleasant at all. A part of me says dose up on painkillers and just get through the run, but i know deep down that it isnt the rite thing to do! Will definitely feel pretty gutted after putting alot of work into the training, for the first half mara, to just break down just before the event. I hope your issues get better thats for sure, hey ho worst comes to worst we can hobble along together!!!
I've gone a little full circle with my issues now, last Tuesday / Wednesday i had massive pains on the shins and calfs after my training runs. I did 9 miles yesterday with no pain at all to these areas! This morning however I: have awoken to the feeling that somebody has caved in my left knee with a bat, and my right ankle doesnt feel right at all!! Its never ending! Just gunna try and keep running until it gets too much and will have to be sensible about it!
Hey guys, thanks so much for your advice thus far, really appreciate it!
Well I decided to go out and do 5 miles tonight, not as painful as Tuesdays run, but at the end was still saw round the ankle and calfs, but nothing on the shins which I thought was a bit weird! I've decide to try some deep heat on the areas, I know it won't cure the situation but I'm hoping it at least cools it slightly!
Got 2 days till I'm meant to be doing 9 miles, think I'm going to talk to a specialist on Saturday about what I've encountered and hopefully get to the bottom of it! I feel that it may be that I cool off the distance and just make sure I'm as good as possible for the half!
Good luck too with the rest of your training! I've been told the bath half is a good run, which I was suprised about as I thought bath was pretty damn hilly!!