Seven weeks to the half marathon.
I wanted to be running six miles (without inerval training) by this point. I am running five.
I wanted to be running ten miles (with interval training) by this point. We're running six and are close to pushing seven or eight.
I haven't met my goals but I am proud of myself, nonetheless.
Any day I can finish a run is a good day in my book.
Right now, I'm struggling with the mental side of long distance running. Physically, I feel stronger than ever.
Mentally? I can't seem to keep my thoughts engaged to push the longer distances. If I'm with another person, no problem. I'm at a point where I can chat while running to pass the time. Running by myself? Totally different story.
Podcasts do help. But if I'm alone and there is no one to hold me accountable, I will cut the distance simply because I'm bored.
Anyone have suggestions how to push past this mental barrier?