I've been hiding from this thread for days. lol.
Originally Posted by dirtyplotte
blackmambo, youre gonna do well! i think psyching yourself out is pretty common. have you mapped out a plan for your length/time of runs for each practice before the race? that might make it more interesting/less dreadful.
I didn't have any plan really but only two weeks to go now so I figure I need to get the finger out. I think I'm gonna try to do a 10K every other day over the next week, just for confidence purposes more than anything, and then the final week I'll maybe just do 5K or less every other day.
Trying to prepare for a 10K and move country at the same time hasn't been my finest bit of life planning, really.
Originally Posted by cherry_nebula
if running doesn't feel good (not just the general..ugh i wish i wasn't running feeling) but genuinely uncomfortable as you describe, i think it's always best to listen to your body and stop when you need to. i think pushing on beyond that can lead to quitting all together. so you did the right thing.
even crabby old madonna said back in the day after having her first baby that despite being a regular jogger, running afterwards just didn't feel right anymore and that's why she says she started doing her yoga (and trying to be indian for five minutes of course).
Yeah this is defo right and I'm glad I stopped that day, later that evening my hip joint was approaching agony so I dread to think how it would have been after 10K instead of just 5.
Originally Posted by ThePrude
This has happened to me before. I go out on, say Monday, and kick *** at a 5K, and then I try again on Thursday and I can barely run down the street. Happens to my other running friends too, so it's probably something to do with your sleep/rest and nutrition. Don't let it psyche you out!
I hadn't really thought of the sleep/rest/nutrition thing but everything has been different this week, I'm no longer working so I'm sleeping longer, and I'm only eating two meals per day instead of three. And the fact that I've been on the booze pretty much every night prolly isn't helping either, I notice I get bad quality sleep when on alcohol.
I finally talked myself into going out and doing a 10K today, I deliberately took it easy so as not to put myself off since I know I'm having a bit of a psychological battle over this **** right now. Or at least I felt like I was taking it easy but I pretty much had the same sort of time as I usually do, 59:23.
My husband went out and did his first ever 10K training run today, only two weeks before the race, and timed at like 56 minutes or something.
I wish I could be that good without trying.