Following sub 4:30 programme for third time but can not seem to get near previous times! Did a sub 2 half at this time 2 years ago but plodded in at 2:19 at Vrynwy this weekend....and even that wasn't easy!
Just can't seem to accept that i've faded so badly in what seems relatively short time. I've been running for 4 and a half years and it doesn't seem right to have peaked in only my 3rd year and to now be crashing and burning!
Have put on about 10lbs in this time...could that be it? Have run regularly with the odd couple of weeks "holiday". No serious illness. Not pregnant! Read back through my training log for last 2 marathons and can't get over the differences in times. AND...my husband has started running...and he's way better than me already!!!
Bit sad....fed up.....
Stop training and enjoy it again? Easy to say...hard to do. I'm not even a good runner....just a plodder with something to prove to myself alone!
Thanks for listening!!!!!