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Does anyone start to not enjoy running when training for an event because your running to a plan rather than running for fun?
When I got my injury due to new shoe's, I was going to buy a bike because I had been running loads for my half marathon (Royal Parks HM) and just thought that it would take some impact off my knees while still keeping me fit. The only thing that stopped me was that with the change over from 2012 - 2013 models, my size wasn't in stock!
I then did my first Park Run a week ago then a 10k Corporate Event on Wednesday and enjoyed running again and thought about if I really wanted a bike. Then came the realisation that I had two weeks before the half and that I needed to get a 13 mile run in on Sunday when the forecast was bad because I was out all day Saturday. At that point, running seemed a chore again rather than for fun!
I'm sure that come the half marathon, I will enjoy running again because I'll be running it because I want to rather than have to. So if anyone else goes through the same, have you got any advice because I'm not looking forward to 3-4 months marathon training in the cold and wet winter months even though the reward will hopefully be completing a marathon?
Maybe it's because I got injured which threw everything out of plan that's making me feel like this! Which ever way though, I plan on takin it easy after the 7th October and running what I want to run before training for my ultimate goal kicks in!