I just a horrific run. One of those runs where you feel like a failure and consider quitting the sport altogether.
It was a gorgeous sunny day, and I think that’s where the trouble started. It was 27 degrees of dry heat, and us Brits just aren’t prepared for that kind of weather. And then there are my muscles- they just had nothing in them today. I’ve been running a lot of unstructured miles just for the sheer hell of it, and I think that’s caught up with me.
And finally, I know I should be taking it easy, and allowing my body to fully recover after the marathon. But I have a slightly addictive personality and I just can’t help myself, especially when it’s so beautiful outside.
So yeah, I barely made it to the halfway point of our 10k run. And then, unsurprisingly, I barely made it back. A wee bit of a crisis ensued, as I honestly don’t know what I’m doing wrong. But that’s the thing- I don’t think it can be pinpointed; just as sometimes all the stars align and you have a perfect run, logic tells you that the exact opposite can happen too.
Oh well, another one bites the dust.
Any tips to help me get back out there? How do you know personally when you’re overdoing it?
Lots of love,