Posted: Yesterday at 15:09
Mostly, I enjoy running. I like the actual doing bit, not just the satisfaction of completing a run, or losing weight or getting a pb or whatever. I like running.
But I found marathon training hard work. I've only done one marathon and I developed an injury during training so I was undertrained and the last hour of the race was deeply unpleasant. At the time I didn't think I would do another, but now I think I probably will. Next year.
If you are just doing marathon after marathon, year after year, then I can can fully understand that it would become a chore. If you are training to your best for each race then you're likely to burn out. If you're not training to your best and just jogging round time after time, what is the satisfaction in that?
I suggest you should focus on other things. Set yourself a schedule of shorter distances over the summer. Maybe be specific and target just 5k or 10k races, maybe look at trail races or cross country over the winter. Then train specifically for that and aim to achieve the best you can.
But, if you really don't like running, do something else.