Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:00
Set off for 16 miles today feeling calm and relaxed and really looking forward to the run. Got to almost 13 and my legs just stopped. I stopped, had a wee walk and a talk to myself and tried to get going again. But it just wouldn't happen. I walked the last 3 miles home, trying every so often to start running again, but no joy.
I don't know what to do. If I'm grinding to a halt after 13 miles, I don't see how on earth I'll manage 26.2 with just two weeks until taper time. My initial plan has gone down the toilet and, for reasons already documented here, I haven't done nearly as much milage as I planned. However, I was feeling confident that I could make it round slowly.
I've been trying to work out if today was due to not having enough miles in my legs, or if there was another reason. I've been working the past couple of nights 'til 11.30 so not very well rested. Who knows?
I'm wondering if I should try the planned 18 next week (after a few early nights) and see how it goes. At the moment I feel LN looks very unlikely