Since I started C25K, I have only had 2 days that I can say have been poor. Both of them have come since graduation. Perhaps it is a motivational thing or perhaps its coincidental, who knows.
What I do know is that this does occasionally happen and I wont beat myself up about it.
You may have guessed that one of those days was today. My last run was the weekend 10k. I normally start the week with a shorter faster run so hadn't reset runtracker from this. The program kept chirping in at 0.25km intervals and after 0.75km, it was so annoying that I had to stop and reset for a normal run.
I got started again and it was going quite well until the niggling voice started about 5 minutes in. I can normally run through this but today, it didnt happen so I stopped and walked for a few minutes. When I started up again I just couldnt get into it.
I walked for a bit more until I got to where I reckoned my 1km from the finish is and set off on a faster run, intent on doing something.
I did complete but felt as if I hadnt done much today.
Sometimes, for whatever reason, it just doesnt happen but I do recall that when I last had the gremlins, the run after was my best ever.
Keep on keeping on and hold the thought of where you were when you first started should you encounter a difficult day.
Happy running or resting folks