I feel like I do the same training for a few months like I did when I was 20, but I'm racing much worse. Races feel terrible and really hard. I can't even remember the last race I've had in the past year feeling strong and satisfied. They are all having me want to drop out half way.
I'm just curious of others experiences. I was a 4:13 miler back in High School...I ran a few good times in college when not hurt. I really want to focus on a year or two of good training to run some PRs that I missed out on in college. However, I'm questioning if it's possible. I hate to sound like a downer, but it feels like I just can't get back to running that fast again.
Maybe it's just me being a mental case...not being around a team for the support and push.