I'm getting frustrated with myself.
I know I shouldn't be, but I am.
I feel that I should be able to run for longer amounts of time than I actually am doing. Today I forced myself to run a mile straight. Granted, it was at a 13:15 pace, which is fast for me, but still. Even with forcing myself to run further, I still ended up having to walk at least .75 miles of my 2.6 run.
I am frustrated and disgusted and not sure of what to do to make myself run better.
I've done some tempos and I've done some hill work, I've even been good about my cross training, but nothing seems to be helping. I just feel like my endurance is getting worse and worse. Maybe I'm throwing too much at myself at one time? Maybe I should just simply go back to focusing on distance instead of trying to up my pace?
Ugh, I don't know anymore. Pace and speed work is an essential part of running, especially when you're running in a half marathon with a time limit. I WANT to cross that finish line BEFORE 3 hours is up. But right now, I think I'm doing more damage than good to my training. I need help, any kind of help.
And it's only day 3 of my official training. GAH! What am I going to do?