Good timing or not….

I seem to be really struggling to find my running mojo! Not the best time for it to disappear, when I have 7 days until I run my second marathon!

I ran 20 miles on Good Friday (3rd April) and was so glad that meant taper time. Little did I know, that during taper, I would lose my mojo!!

I ran twice during the following week, but neither felt particularly comfortable! I then missed my long run last weekend, as I was away enjoying family celebrations. I decided that I would write it off and just pick up my weekly runs.

Monday came and went, and I thought about running, but it didn’t happen. I thought some more about it on Tuesday,and again it didn’t happen. On Wednesday I was determined to run!Not because I wanted too, but I felt I should. I got changed in to my kit, and then delayed, delayed and eventually went on the treadmill. It FELT horrible. I did 15 minutes, and gave up. It felt so hard, and I just couldn’t be bothered!

Thursday night, I got in to bed at 8pm and got up at 7am the next morning. I didn’t sleep ALL that time, but I just felt shattered.

I was awake early yesterday, so I decided to go for a run! I can’t say I wanted too, but I knew I needed too. It was a lovely morning, although a little chilly, and I believed that, if I headed out before I could think about it, I couldn’t back out.

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Early morning view

I ran 5.8 miles, and wanted to stop occasionally , but I really WANTED it to feel so much easier! I tried running at marathon pace, but that hurt more! Not because it was too fast, but too slow and my legs hurt more when I tried to slow down. I didn’t seem to have a comfortable running style either! Why is this happening NOW? Please just let it be the joy of taper!

I have definitely completed more long runs this year, but somehow, I feel less prepared! I think this week, there will need to be A LOT of mental preparation!!

I am super excited to be going to the Expo on Friday. Last year, I met Michael Owen!

IMG_0210 Wonder if I can beat that this year? Think it would need to be Paula Radcliffe!!

Who would you most like to meet at the expo?

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