I have narrowed it down to a few problems:
- Not drinking enough water during the day.
- Not eating enough to fuel my runs during the week. And not eating the right stuff.
- Running my long run too damned fast.
Since I am back at work, I am reluctant to drink water the way that I should because I can't just go to the bathroom any time I want.
I need to eat more calories--running shouldn't feel this labored--especially a mere 11.
I have no idea how to slow down.
Last time I trained for a marathon, I noticed a pattern. I would have a tough long run and then the next week went smoothly. I wonder if I am falling into that pattern again. If so, next weekend should go smoothly.
Four weeks down; fourteen weeks to go!