This afternoon on my crappy run I realized, once again, that I love the first couple of miles and I feel fantastic during those but almost exactly at the 2 mile mark I get to the point where I'm wondering how far it is until I get back home.
Back in 2002, when I did consider myself a runner, I was running and training all of the time back and I remember thinking how hard the first 3-4 miles were for me but from mile 4 until about mile 16 I felt great.
Now, it seems like it is completely opposite.
These days when I run it feels like the first 2 miles are fantastic. I actually think to myself, "If I feel this good, I could just keep running and running." But then, it happens . . . right around mile 2, I feel like I can't go on and the last mile or two are horrible. And, I AM NOT a fast runner so I don't think that I am using on my energy on the first couple of miles.
I know many of you are serious runners so you may not have experienced this. For those of you like me . . .the wannabe serious runners LOL . . .have you experienced this? What do you do?