I’ve been noticing a bad trend here lately. I’m hoping things are on the upswing, though.
My last few runs have been, well, subpar. After a very successful 10k, I had some bad runs along with a pitiful attempt at a “long run” prior to a trip to Vegas. Today was my first day back from a weekend of bad nutrition, no exercise, but a lot of fun! The results (of my run) were awful. I struggled to get through two miles. My legs and feet didn’t feel good at all. It almost felt like I was back to square one!
So obviously this makes me a bit nervous. I’m ready for a “good run,” but concerned it may not come my way. There are some possibilities that I’ve mulled over for my current low period, including:
1. - I’ve started a short softball season, taxing my legs and body (particularly my back) in different ways. This has led to some new pains.
2. - I’ve had a few new free weight workouts; I think they’re helping with my strength but again they’re taxing.
3. - This seems to be a typical training season malaise period, as evidenced by reports I see on DailyMile.
4. My body has not adjusted to the new challenges from above.
I think things will turn around as my body gets used to this new load, and I’ll be better for it in the long run. Time is shrinking, though. I have a 15k coming up in a few weeks, and my half marathon is in October. I’m hopeful I’ll get on track soon.
I’ve got some confidence brewing, though. If I just keep stirring this confidence, I think I’ll be okay…
This morning was in the 50's! Not cold, but cooler. I'm going to need some cold weather gear in the future, but I really have no idea what to get. Looking for some ideas...
Enjoy your progress!