Friday, January 17, 2014


The title says it all and that's pretty much how I feel.

Now I should be feeling pretty jacked up with the PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon this Sunday. I've been training since August with a string of PR's, remained pretty healthy and feel ready to go yet, I have no ambition.

I'd like to attribute this to my lack of activity in the last few weeks as I've been taking it easy since I've been dealing with extensor tendonitis but I'm not sure that is the case. I've also considered that my training cyce is too long. Five and a half months is a long time to stay focused and does take its toll on the body and mind but I've taken some breaks in order to stay fresh.

I don't thinks it's anything external either. Life is life; outside of my wife being worried about her dad who is 80 and dealing with some health issues, everything elso is just fine.

So, I decided to go through my training logs and lo and behold I've been here before. Actually it was the same thing last year leading up to this race. It also happened before last February's Lost Dutchman Half, November's AZTV3 Half and a few other races. What's more, the bigger the race, the bigger the blah.

Now I've heard about a post-race funk but the pre-race blahs. Is there really such a thing?

Herein lies the rub. I could stick to running just for the fun of it and not race but the only thing I enjoy more than a soul refreshing run is running a great race and crushing a PR.

Hell, I feel better already.

I ask you friends, has this ever happened to you and how do you deal with it?


  1. Wow!! We're speaking the same language!! I'm dealing with this now. Trying to figure things out. If 5 1/2 months is too long of a training period without rest, I know I must be burned out. Thanks man!!

    1. Your welcome.

      Take some time off and when you are ready, just run for the fun of it. You'll be back to wanting to tear it up in no time.