This weekend was super tough mentally for me. I had not one, but TWO long run flops, both for different reasons. It is making me start to feel VERY nervous for the races coming up.
Saturday, I set out for 10 miles and my legs felt like absolute lead. I was working 5x as hard as normal to go way slower. 3 miles in I called it quits in hopes of a better day Sunday.
Sunday, I set out for 10 miles and my stomach decided to act up from the get go. It was torture. I got 5 miles in before I had to quit in fear of shitting myself. At 4.98 miles I was running hunched over begging my stomach to cooperate until I hit the 5.0 mile marker. It did… Barely.
I have to admit, I am starting to freak out a bit. I only have 3 more long runs and one taper long run before the race. I should be in tip top shape right now but my long runs have not been reflecting that. I am giving it my all on those runs but the numbers disagree. I have only made it 8 miles once so far and I have made it to 6 a handful of times. That is not enough.
What the hell is wrong with you. I have been feeding you properly, giving you rest, and hydrating you. Why won’t you cooperate with me?! I know I ask a lot of you but sheesh… Stop being a little bitch.
What do you do when your long runs start going down the shitter?
Do you try them over again during the week? I’m debating trying for 10 on Tuesday, but I don’t know if that’s smart or not. Ugh.
Please tell me I’m not gonna die in June.