Happy Small Monday! Today I’m posting about something that I loathe…that is runner burnout. Since running the Minnesota Half (which I still need to post a recap about…oops), my motivation and energy to run have been steadily decreasing. I’m still pushing myself to run hard, but my heart isn’t in it. I’ve tried to push past it…and I have done so successfully a few times…but ugh…not so much last night.
I tried sneaking in my tempo run last night and I quit at five miles (was aiming for seven). Mentally, I was just done. I was feeling a bit discouraged by my 10 miler the day before (was supposed to be 14…stupid hips)…and well..it worries me as my last chance to hit Sub 1:50 happens in about 19 days. Oy.
I’m hoping that the burnout fades quickly, especially since I will have a slight hiatus on running while I celebrate my birthday this weekend….and I guess, if not, I will be forced to consider moving my Sub 1:50 goal to Princess and also losing my Corral A streak for runDisney races. I guess worse things can happen, right?!
This begs the question, aside from some time away, how do you beat the running burnout blues?