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Hi AllI've never posted on here before, so please be nice to a newby (although not at all new to Runners World).
I ran the Hadrian's Wall half marathon at the weekend, and didn't just do my worst time ever in a race, but my worst time by an extremely long way! The race was beautiful but I've never done one where I have been second to last! I am in no way a fast runner, nor built for running, but I've managed plenty of 10ks, halfs and a marathon really comfortably without ever having to walk! This was so far from the case on Sunday!
Basically, I now feel utterly embarressed and demoralised! I had to have 9 weeks off with a metatarsal fracture, which left me two weeks to continue training before race day. I know in my heart that this will have had a effect, but I just can't seem to pull myself out of the rutt and feeling as though I should give up a sport that I love because I'm an embarressment!
I have a marathon in October, another in April and then the Wall Ultra in June, and I'm completely dreading repeating Sunday all over again!
Am I mad and alone or is this normal??Thanks for your time!