Monday, May 24, 2010

NYC Training Week 7

The word for last week is Discouraged. As in, I am so discouraged with my running that I want to quit. The humidity is killing me, and I feel like I'm going backwards fitness-wise. I have 23 weeks until the marathon, and at the rate I'm going, I'm not sure it's long enough.

  • Tuesday - 4 in the neighborhood
  • Wednesday - 3.5 with 4 circuits
  • Friday - 3.5 worst run yet
  • Sunday - 3 with Elizabeth, and this was the worst run yet. I bailed on the rest of my run and walked the last half mile. My legs turned to complete noodles.

I didn't even make it down to the Trail to run with the girls this week, which is both good and bad. Bad because I love running with the group and seeing my friends. Good because of how dreadfully I'm running. They'd have dropped me within the first mile, and I'd spend the rest of the run feeling grumpy and slow.

I'm supposed to join a training group in July for the marathon, and I'd hoped to be in better shape by now in preparation for the group.

I'm just discouraged.

3 comments:

Becca said...

I don't run so no words of wisdom to share, just sympathizing with the suckage

Shelly said...

I am hating it too right now. The humidity has been deathly, but that can't be the only problem. I am thinking about getting some new shoes. Or trying that "pose" BS they were talking about in the paper today.

Donna said...

Everyone has days where their training just bites. Sometimes I have a couple of weeks of training that are just magic where I feel like I am moving ahead in leaps and bounds and then I'll have a really stinky workout that manages to zap all my confidence. You just have to keep at it and trust that in the long run your training will pay off and your running will improve. I know you can do it.