Thursday, December 10, 2009

Running Trouble

I need to have a stern talk with myself.

My long runs have not been great for a few weeks now. I don't know why but I am worn out when I am done. So worn out I can't get much done for hours afterward. This should be like old hat, right? I've been running 5, 6, 8miles for months now. But it's been tough. Because of this I dread my long runs. This is wrong. I should love it. It's time to myself, to think my own thoughts, and be outside in the sunshine (mostly).  All I could think on Friday was how much I didn't want to be doing this. I decided to give myself some slack and only ran 6 0f the 8mi. 

I guess I need to make a change. I guess I'll start with my route. It's the easiest and most obvious. By that I mean, it's all I can think of.  I've been running in my neighborhood exclusively for months. Maybe a change of scenery will help.

If you have any other ideas, please leave me a comment. I really need to pull it together. My training for the Mardi Gras half-marathon is going to kick into high gear in a few weeks.  


scott said...

change up your playlist, change up your route, that's pretty much all i can think of. do you still get that high when you finish, or is that gone too?

Tricia said...

Pick a scenic route, it helps the miles fly by. :) Good luck!

Staci Dombroski said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I think running with a partner has really helped me. Also, I love to change it up, because I get bored very quickly :-) I look forward to reading your blog!