For about ten minutes of a run the other day I had one of those moments. Everything started to hurt for some reason, I felt really sore, I felt sluggish and had heavy legs. It became ten minutes of questioning everything! I would eventually ask myself “What the heck was I thinking signing up for one of these races again?”
I eventually ran my way out of my little funk but the thoughts just stuck with me a little bit. I really feel like I need a little win in my 12 hour race in June. That will go a long way into how I feel about my 24 hour race. I just need something positive to happen in my next race. I have had so little go right in these races that I have had very little confidence to lean on in those down moments. I am hoping a change in training and a new race day strategy might provide the fix I need.
That still leaves me dealing with those bad moments like I did this week. I am not entirely sure the best way to deal with those moments but to accept them for what they are and just run through it. I would imagine I am not the only one to deal with those moments. Add a little stress in other areas in your life onto that and you begin to wonder what you are doing at times. I know these things are mental but for me the mental battles are tougher than the physical battles.
Today? Well today I am fine. Still learning how to deal with those ten minutes when they come.