2011 was a running year to forget. The running gods were kind to me in 2009 and 2010, with lots of PRs and injury free running for a year and a half. 2010 ended with my mileage at over 3000 for the year a 60 per week average, and a marathon PR of 2:48. 2011 was the complete opposite, my mental focus and desire to train just wasn’t there and I’d be lucky if I managed to run 1000 miles the entire year.
It’s amazing how difficult it is to start running again. I wish I knew hot to turn the mental demons off but haven’t managed it yet. Maybe it’s time for a new years resolution for me. The most difficult thing has been comparing my running to the glory days of 2010, running an average of 20 seconds a mile slower for any pace range is tough to put aside. Of course, all I can do is keep running at the fitness I have, I’m not going to get faster staying in bed. Time to lace up the shoes and just run. Guess that’s the mantra for 2012, just run! Keep checking in to see if 2012 is the beginning of my new running career, I sure hope it is 🙂