I'm back from yet another shitty run where I couldn't run for more than 15 mins without stopping to walk. I finished C25K in April and in May I was running 4.5 miles no problem and was close to doing 5k in under 30 mins. And then in June, I tanked. I don't understand what happened. I'm not injured, I didn't get out as often as I would like but I was still managing twice a week at least. My fitness level just completely disappeared and I started hating it because I was really struggling to do what I could do easily before.
I'm meant to be doing a 5 mile race this weekend but I can't even manage 2 miles. Plus it's going to be roasting on Sunday and I hate the heat. Everyone just keeps saying I'll be fine but I really don't want to go.
But most of all I'm pissed off that something I used to look forward to has become something I dread. I used to have all these goals but now I don't see the point.
This has gone beyond missing mojo, I'm just bloody miserable now. Can anyone help?
I quite fancy trail running, there are loads of woods near me that I can go to (up a big hill!). I'm a bit nervous about charging around the woods on my own but we're getting a dog in a few months so I could go running with the dog.
Normally I go running first thing but today I'm going to try after the DDs are in bed and see if that makes any difference.
I went out at about 8.30 last night, I managed 5k in 32.49 and ran the whole thing! I think I'll stick to evening runs until the weather cools off a bit, or until DD2 starts sleeping a bit better so I'm not like a zombie first thing in the morning. Thank you all for your help