How many miles did you run today? - Page 621
I went through something similar a few months back. If you run with a GPS device of some sort... Ditch it for a couple of days. Really helped me get back to enjoying a run without obsessing over distance, pace, tempo etc.
Completely agree. I also found that running without a watch is really nice. Just enjoy being outside and don't worry about the pace.
Slowing down, taking a week off, running somewhere new, or finding a way to change things up always helps me. If you don't enjoy the run once or twice, no problem. If it becomes a chore, take a week off and relax. Go back out after that and run slow to just enjoy the feeling. Crank up some new music and go out for an hour and enjoy the run at a nice pace. Use it as time away from everything that bugs you.
Ran 10k over lunch with an ultra runner friend who spent the time trying to convince me to run my first 50k on Feb 2nd (I don't even run marathons, but I'm kind of considering it... thats crazy right?)
I stopped music back in early 2012 and have gone without GPS/HRM since August this year... it's pretty refreshing to just go out and run and not find some reason to beat myself up afterwards (too slow, too short, blah blah blah).
Nice job MP, we were very close to the same mileage for the year. Tough Dec run streak in that weather.
FYI to All - Running Warehouse has an end of year clearance event. Good prices on a few items.