And then, there's the other runs. The runs where I hate every minute, every mile. Those are the times where I completely doubt everything.
I had completely forgotten to even check out my splits.
I think the weather must be for the start. It was 64 with 88% humidity. The humidity went away as the day went on, but the heat increased.The first 5 miles went okay, but then I really went downhill.
I keep looking back wondering why, what could I have done differently? I really don't know. Maybe I have to start running by myself more. I depend on Becky a lot on our long runs. She plans our routes and picks our pace. She is really good at staying steady and holding back until the end.
When running, how does one become stronger mentally? I thought I was doing okay, then things like yesterday happen. I really need to come up with a game plan. I mean, 26.2 doesn't run itself. And I'm already signed up for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. I need to work on building my confidence back up and sticking to the running plan.
How do you mentally prepare for a race?