I am obviously behind on updating my weekly work outs. Unfortunately, I am almost embarrassed to document my times. I am not sure what is going on with me, but I feel like I am stuck in a rut that I can't seem to get out of. My pace has been so slow and it's really taking a toll on my mentally. I am not sure what I can do differently to A. make my long runs faster and B. stop the pity party and start telling myself I can do this. Any advice would be appreciated.
Here is how last weeks training went.
Monday Scheduled: 4 mile run
Monday Actual: 4.5 mile run 35:48 7:57 pace, P90X Core Synergesistics & Ab Ripper
Tuesday Scheduled: 8 mile run
Tuesday Actual: 8.06 mile run 1:05:34 8:06 pace
Wednesday Scheduled: 4 mile run
Wednesday Actual: 4 mile run 32:45 8:11 pace, P90X shoulders/chest/triceps
Thursday Scheduled: Rest
Thursday Actual: 8.07 mile run 1:07:42 8:23 pace - an awful run; heavy legs and stomach issues
Friday Scheduled: 8 mile pace run
Friday Actual: Rest
Saturday Scheduled: 17 mile run
Saturday Actual: 17 mile run 2:28:06 8:43 pace - again, another awful run. it was slow and painful and I lost my fuel belt gel flask :-( It's paces like this that I really getting me down.
Sunday Scheduled: cross train
Sunday Actual: lots of walking and stair climbing at the Nascar race
Scheduled Mileage: 41 miles
Actual Mileage: 41.67 miles