Having a ‘bad’ run day and getting over it!

So I finally reached that point in my programme today where I was scheduled to run 7 miles and had that ‘bad’ run. I’d done a 7 miler before it appeared on my schedule, and so thought that today it would be a breeze as I’d done it before.

I had a bad feeling before I got out of bed that this run was not going to be a good one.  We can all be reluctant to get out of bed to go running sometimes, but there was a serious reluctance today, my body was complaining at me telling me to go to bed, not just my mind; that always tells me to go back to bed on a Saturday morning.

I got started on my run, and I felt awful the entire time I was running. I tried slowing my pace right down so that it was just faster than walking, and still felt terrible. My GPS app, which tells me the fastest mile during my run on the day showed 10:38. I could only manage 3 miles before abandoning it.

Bad run days are something every runner reports as happening to them, and I didn’t expect to be excluded from this, but I never realised before quite how disheartening it is. So I did some research on the subject, and how to avoid such days occurring frequently.

So as not to leave this post on a downer though, I have managed to clock 46 miles on my GPS app, Samsung Hope Relay, which is £46 for charity and ended the day with a nice big steak.

Mmm, steak…

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