I’m at the peak of marathon and in big trouble, I lost motivation! I am not feeling too hot and deal with fatigue and bad headaches lately. Last week was a down week and my long run was “only” 13 miles. This should be easy compared to all the other long runs. This was my plan:
Plan A: 10 mile race
The local race series offered a 10 mile race on Sunday, so I decided to sign up and run a few miles before and after in order to make it 13 miles. A week or so before the race I found out my friend who currently lives in Kenya will be in town with her 2 year old daughter and they will be able to see visit me this weekend. No question, I had to reschedule. Instead of running a race, I spent time with them. LOVE!
Plan B: Long run on Saturday
Should not be a problem, I usually do my long runs on Saturday anyway. I started with one lady from my running group and we ran almost 6 miles together. I was supposed to run a second loop of 6 miles, but felt blah and tired and had a hard time breathing. Finishing with her and sit down for a cup of coffee with her sounded so much better!
Plan C: Long Run on Sunday afternoon
My friend was planning to stay with me Saturday night to Sunday lunch time, so I was planning on running my long run on the treadmill in the afternoon. Around 3pm I got all ready and then the treadmill didn’t start! The display was on but no button responded, after several on restarts and calling my BF for technical support, I gave up.
-> Long run FAIL! And I feel guilty and even less motivated.
HEP! How do you motivate yourself in the middle of marathon training?