Thing is, I'm tired. And cold. And I've felt like I might be coming down with a bug for weeks.
Training has been on my mind a lot lately - I've been running marginally more than I did over the summer, but I've probably done about one of the prescribed runs from the FIRST half marathon plan that I used this time last year and loved. Every time I get out for a run I'm glad I laced up, and I'm looking forward to the race. But when I'm tired, cold and hungry on the bus home at 7pm, I just can't motivate myself to go out and run 1600m intervals.
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Truth be told, I love a good interval run when I've got the energy, but right now I just haven't. My job is mentally demanding and with the commuting it makes for a long day. I'm firm on wanting to still make the most of my time (more on that another day) but that doesn't have to mean that I run myself into the ground. I can't change my commute until I can drive and I don't want to change my job, so I have to go AA-style and change the things I have the power to change. I can amend the stupid training plan and aim to get out there for two or three gentle runs a week, the kind that will energise and relax me without exhausting me further. I don't have the mental battle of a tough training schedule in me and the moment and that's OK.
Has anyone else struggled with this?
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