Just over a week ago I did a 5k run round the common, usually it's a run I can do without any problems. On this occasion I really struggled, had no energy and stopped three times to walk before giving it up around the 4K mark. It's the first time I've ever failed to complete a run and I was mortified and frustrated as I'm sure most of it was in my head.
I turned it around last Thursday by deciding I needed a confidence boost and the way to do that was to run super slow but get home without walking. I slowed down to a 7/8 min pace and bimbled around taking in the view and people watching and did the same run without a break and even sped up for the last 1km to a 5:30 pace as I had plenty in the tank.
After that confidence boost I felt back on track again and was so pleased on my 60 minute interval run yesterday to put in some decent distance (attached) but that one bad run really shook me, glad to have (mostly) banished those demons.