Last week, I hit 7.17 miles on the trail. It was an excellent run. Two days later, I did my recovery run of 3 miles. Another excellent run.
I daydreamed about doing a half-marathon in September. It would be my first.
But when I tried to recreate the magic this week, the effect was far from excellent. Six miles in and I hit the wall. I was slow. I had a side-ache by mile 3. My left knee hurt.
I daydreamed about quitting and taking a cab home.
Turns out, I’m not alone. Runners World to the rescue, with an article on how to fight that wall effect in training. The power of positive thinking, hydration and generally being kind to your running body.
I’ll be back at it again this week. Fingers crossed.