I don't know what happened today but it was an epic f*il. My plan is 10k for an event in 3 weeks. Back in March I was running 10k in 64 minutes(10.20 min per mile), then the plan did slow 6 mile runs which were fine. Since then the plan went faster over 3 miles then 4.5 miles and I have been getting several 5k pb at 9.30 min per mile. Saturday I did parkrun and all was good. The afternoon I did a short sprint race and I may have upset my knee as it stiffened up over the weekend but no pain. I missed Mondays run as I was limping a little. Today I was due 6 miles but managed just 3.89miles. I had an ankle issue so loosened my trainer twice, my legs were lead and felt tired. I felt I was slapping my feet and scuffing my shoes occasionally. The inclines were tough. My breathing wouldn't settle right and I just had no mental grit to carry on. Every conceivable gremlin was at my run party. Now I have had stress for about six months with an investigation at my children's school due to complete last week that now has been prolonged for another week or so, yes I am fuming and affected by this. We need a suitably serious outcome to reflect what they have done and I have been holding in this emotion. I know emotion can affect running. Now I am worried I cannot do 10k! I have just 3 weeks to go, what do I do now?
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