You can't imagine how much better I feel for reading this! Obviously, not that you've all been through a tough ride with a decline in your running, but to know that I'm not alone and that maybe there's a valid medical reason for my recent poor performance at local races is very reassuring
To feel like you're on the up, putting a PB for a 10k and then to complete a slightly shorter race, just weeks after, in a far slower time (I'm talking 3-4 minutes, not seconds) and to start to be beaten others that you're usually beating by minutes, really knocks the confidence and starts to make you fall out of love with running.
Having only found running in the last 18 months (and I'm in my 30's now and 5 stone lighter than I used to be), I was beginning to wonder if my PE teacher at school was right, when they wrote in my autograph book on the day I left secondary school, 'another world beater bites the dust'. That's stuck with me all these years and I know I'll never be the best, but to take such masssive backward steps, so quickly, doesn't sit right.
I'm going to the doctors for a blood test next week, so hopefully I'll have confirmation that this is my problem too (and hopefully not just that I've just gotten really c**p at running) and I'm hoping with the right supplements, I'll be back on the up.
Thanks for inspiring words.
Posted: 19/06/2008 at 13:20