I love coming to this blog for support and encouragement. In 7 years of running (minus a couple for having babies) I have never been this frustrated. I had my race on March 7th that I wrote a report about and then I haven't had a good run since. Each run I feel like I am starting over. My breathing feels off, I have side aches and my legs just feel heavy. I took a couple of days off here and there and came back optimistic, but no real improvement has been had. I had an okay run on Wednesday, followed by a tough run yesterday and an easy run today that didn't feel as easy as I would like. It has been almost a month since my race and something needs to change. My marathon is 8 weeks away and I want to and need to find my groove. I have worked hard and stayed consistent and I know I can do it, but right now I am just not enjoying it like I normally do.
Has this happened to anyone else? What did you do? Thanks in advance! I need some confidence going into my 19 miler tomorrow!
Edited to add: Today was a beautiful, slow 18.4 mile run. Thanks to great friends Marnie, Molly, Sarah, Corey, Kirsten and Nicole for being great company to run with! I am still going to take a few days off, but I was glad to see that I had a kick at the end that helped me up a hill that I usually struggle with. Thanks again for all the good advice!!