I did my last big run before taper this morning due to working all weekend. It was supposed to be a 20 miler but turned into 17/18 with loads of walking breaks and now I'm feeling really demoralised. There are plenty of reasons why I had a bad one - working all weekend, up the last four nights nursing little one with bronchitis, hot sunny day, etc. I was hoping to join the sub 5 group but now I'm not so sure. My long runs have been as follows:
12, 15, 18, 15(+5 mile walk), 15
and todays 17/18 fiasco in 3 hours 20 mins.
Planning to do 12 on 29/3 and 8 on 5/4
What do you think about this? Can I still make sub5 if I avoid injury/illness and concentrate on some quality speed and gym sessions?
I'm sorry for waffling but the panic is really setting in big time. Is it just me?
Eagerly awaiting your thoughts and advice.
Rach (world's worst runner!!!!!!)