Some days I feel like I am the only person in the world who struggles with the long run. I will have a great run, where I run the entire time and feel fantastic and refreshed at the end (aka the 7 miler I did 3 weeks ago) and then I will have a terrible run where I end up walking a third of it and inch-worming my way along like it’s the worst struggle in the world (aka my 7 mile run yesterday). I really just don’t understand why I have so many issues with the long run some days and they are so easy others.
I guess my motivation levels probably have something to do with it. I swear, there are some days where I feel like the most motivated person in the world. You know what I’m talking about, the “I-could-run-20-miles-right-now-if-I-wasn’t-stuck-at-my-desk” feeling. But I am stuck at my desk and let’s be honest, I’d probably have a heart attack and die if I tried that.
I’m moving on Saturday (yay!) and since I will only be less than 15 minutes away from my office (double yay!) I plan on running in the morning before work Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays followed by the gym everyday after work. Let’s see how long my motivation sticks!