It happens to all of us, the run that is no fun and difficult from the very beginning.
I felt like crap, but am loving the look of my Under Armour Monza’s!
You tell yourself you just need to warm up, but two miles later you still feel like it’s pure torture. You can’t find your groove, everything seems labored and more difficult, and you just don’t want to be there.
I had one of those lovely runs yesterday morning. It was a GORGEOUS cool morning, and I hadn’t run a long run in three weeks. I had been resting due to illness, and thought I would run a great eight miler since I had been resting for so long. Well, for some reason my “great 8 miler” turned into a “yucky, slow, and depressing 6 miler”.
My “that was a yucky run” face. Oh yes.
What went wrong? I have ZERO idea. Well, not entirely true, I have been switching up my eating, but I still don’t think that warrants such a bad run. I just felt in a funk and wanted to be done and got really mad at myself.
Why do we do this? Even though I KNOW every run isn’t a good one, and that one bad run doesn’t mean anything/that I am a terrible person who will never have a good race ever, it doesn’t seem to stop these thoughts and doubts from creeping into my mind. I left my run feeling very down on myself with little confidence in my abilities.
This one is titled “How did THAT happen? Ug”.
What do you do when you have a confidence breaking bad run? What if it lasts a couple weeks? (I fear I may be in a burn out/funk over here!) I have a half marathon in six days, and then Dopey training (OMG yikes) and need to snap out of this!! Aaaahhhh!
QOTD: What do you do to get over a bad run or get out of a running funk?