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This is my first time to post on the forums although I've browsed them for a long time. I've been runing fairly consistently for the past 3 months, coming from a not too bad fitness base. I've been running 5/6 times a week, 4 of these with a club and the rest in the gym. Went away last week on a training weekend and we trained twice a day. Really enjoyed it and got alot of encouragement.
Got back on tuesday and decided to take the day off as I was wrecked, wednesday tried to run but calves felt tight and were burning. And then at training on thurs, an easy 4 mile, I just really struggled and have never found a run so long. Bear in mind I've been doing the 10 mile long run on sundays.
Now I just feel so disheartened and discouraged. I felt great when I got back on tues but I feel like I was just fooling myself and I'm actually awful at running I really found like my confidence was improving(part of the reason I started running, wanting to lose a bit of weight and actually achieving something). I've been so low the past few das and just can't shake it. Didn't go to training yesterday or today - although I did go out myself today and made a feeble attempt.
Has this ever happened to anyone else ? I was enjoying the running so much and now I feel, just blah. I'm not overweight but I'm heavy enough and I feel like I'm just plodding along and people must be just laughing at me. I'll stop now before I work myself up more.
Hope someone has some advice, sorry for the moan !