… that it’s impossible. I’ve got it in my head that I’m not going to qualify for Two Oceans.

I’ve got a marathon coming up in a month’s time. It’s my last chance to qualify. I’ve had to choose the very last qualifying marathon because of my hamstring injury I’ve had.

The problem is I just cannot get faster!

Let me explain my dilemma:

  • In order to qualify, you have to run a marathon in under 5 hours.
  • This means that I have to run it in under 7min per km.
  • I was running easily under this pace before I hurt my leg.
  • But now, I cannot get that fast!

It’s so damn frustrating! I just cannot run under 7 min/km right now. I’ve only got a month left!

No amount of time trials, intervals and hills sessions are helping. And my leg still has a twinge!

I hate the thought of failing. Hate it!

I’d better get over this feeling. Quickly.

I need to start believing in myself.

Once I’ve got over this little 42km hurdle, I still have to work out how on earth I’m going to run 56km. The thought is still so very daunting.

PS. Yes, I know, there are a lot of exclamation marks in this post!