I realized yesterday when I was out on my 4 mile run that I’ve ended up pretty much back at square one. I made myself run at a comfortable pace yesterday so that I could finish the run feeling strong. My comfortable pace is now a full minute per mile slower than it used to be. In fact, I ran the half marathon in March at a pace much faster than I completed my four miler yesterday.
And I was tired at the end. Having a rough 6 weeks has pretty much destroyed my speed AND my endurance. This does not exactly bode well for my upcoming 10K races, both of which are very hilly.
I *will* come back from this. I’ve started at zero twice before (after each kiddo), so I’ve BTDT. I know I can do it. I know running will get easier. I know I’ll get faster. I know I’ll enjoy it again. But for now, I’m going to just keep plugging away and doing my best to keep my Achilles happy.
Don’t forget – about one more day to enter my giveaway of nuun and Gu. Just ask me a question!