I am struggling !!!
Just over a month ago, I finally reached 16km / 10 miles and thought that a HM was finally within my reach. I thought that I was probably being optimistic trying to do an October one, so settled for a December HM run by a local club. Sensibly thought I'll do an 18k run then book my spot.
Well ..... every single run has been a struggle and I've had to stop after 3/4/5 km every single time! I walked out of last weeks PR after 2.5k and yesterday I did the 5k with 2 walking breaks.
What is wrong with me?
I did have a cough about a month back, and I also had a cold sore on my lip, but I've been clear of those for more than 2 weeks. I have no injuries (my knees are stiff, but that is normal and they never hurt during runs).
I always have a day's rest between runs and have had a couple of 2 and 3 day rests inbetween runs too, and have about 4 different routes to choose from.