I just finished up my second week of my 5K-10K training app but I’m finding it really hard to focus during my runs. Last week I had some severe abdominal pains (which I’m getting checked out), so I took a few days off and ran today. I ran about 4 miles in about 48 minutes – which is horrible time. I was supposed to do a steady run, but that turned into a slower steady run then a fast run instead.
I’ve been alternating between running outside and on the treadmill and I also think that may be ruining my focus. Or maybe it’s because I haven’t officially signed up for my next run (although I have the Tough Mudder in October). Maybe signing up for a race will help me get back on my grind. I start Crossfit in a few weeks and that will give me something else besides just running. It’s not that I find running boring or anything (I actually find it very relaxing and a great stress reliever) but I just can’t get in the swing of it lately.
Has this ever happened to other runners? How do you get back in the game?