My training's gone to pot. I'm supposed to be getting ready for the Windsor Half (my first half marathon, my second race ever) but increasingly I'm finding it difficult to get out there and run. I just lie in bed and think of all the reasons why not, and I feel apprehensive, scared or terrified about the run ahead. When I get out there it's fine. I had a really good 6 miler on Friday, I hardly thought about running all the way round, there was no pain or even much sensation of effort - I felt strong, fit and great. Yet I avoided my 13 mile run yesterday (did an hour of yoga instead) and this morning I invented a stomach pain (gone now!) so that I didn't have to go out.
What is wrong with me ? Is this a well documented pre race phenomenom ? My ambition for the race is to get round in about 2.10. I've done one 13.1 mile do I need to do another before the race or could I just ease back and do some hard 4 milers and a few 6 milers ? I haven't been training very hard - 3 times a week on average.
Please help, I need your advice Forumites!