… 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.