I was doing really well, running about twice a week after graduating, going further and further (slightly) each time. I was trying to hit the magic 5 mile run and almost, almost got there. (Although hills still killed me....!)
But on Monday I really struggled and stopped about three quarters of the way through my run - I was tired, out of breath and really couldn't get going again.
I am SO deflated, and I know everyone gets bad runs, but throughout the entire program I have never stopped before the end.
The stupid thing is that I am due out again tomorrow and am really scared that the same thing will happen again. I don't want to lose the running bug, but for the first time I am dreading my run. I don't want to go backwards.
What can I do to make sure I have the full energy to keep going for that magic 5 miles? And how can I stop feeling like I failed? I know I'm sounding like a putz, but I was feeling so proud of myself beforehand.