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WiltshireWonder

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Grrr.

Since January I've been working super hard to get a HM PB. I set myself an ambitious (for me) goal and was all prepared to work away at it but I'm honestly just getting slower and slower. Yesterday's HM was barely under two hours and I was hoping for 1.53.

Yes, I need to clean up my diet. But that's probably the only thing that needs a lot of work.

I think i'm done with the HM distance, at least for racing it hard. It's so depressing to put in the work and get nothing out. I'm in my early 40s...maybe I'm just not going to get faster.
 

Drhysted

Active Member
Must admit I rarely set myself a target. I want to get under the 1:30, I just haven’t set a time limit.
Nearly all my running is solo comfortably pace, which I then look at when I get home.

It might be time to scrap the target time and just enjoy the running, maybe drop the mileage a little, or find a new route.
 

TriTom

Active Member
But what were the weather conditions? It was blooming hot up here.
Was it a race? Were you feeling fresh?

You’re not falling into a grey area of running too fast on slow runs and to slow on fast runs are you? That seems to be my problem and I seem to get neither speed or endurance benefits just fatigued.
 
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WiltshireWonder

WiltshireWonder

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But what were the weather conditions? It was blooming hot up here.
Was it a race? Were you feeling fresh?

You’re not falling into a grey area of running too fast on slow runs and to slow on fast runs are you? That seems to be my problem and I seem to get neither speed or endurance benefits just fatigued.
It was a race. I'd tapered okay. It was pretty warm but I've been living in California and honestly didn't feel the heat at all, although it may have affected me without me knowing. The thing is that there's a pattern of me quietly getting slower despite lots of work. I may well be falling into that too fast/too slow trap but I didn't think I was.

Sigh. I know it's not a biggie - I try to keep running in perspective but darn it's depressing.
 

classic33

Regular Member
It was a race. I'd tapered okay. It was pretty warm but I've been living in California and honestly didn't feel the heat at all, although it may have affected me without me knowing. The thing is that there's a pattern of me quietly getting slower despite lots of work. I may well be falling into that too fast/too slow trap but I didn't think I was.

Sigh. I know it's not a biggie - I try to keep running in perspective but darn it's depressing.
Any major difference between the two areas? Height, all year round temperatures, that sort of thing.
 
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