And I need one bad...Lately I've been getting really frustrated with my running and all the "downs" I've been having. I went running on Sunday but quit 1.5 miles through because of the humidity caused by the rain that wouldn't allow me to BREATH, side stitches caused from drinking just the smallest bit of water, my hip flexors getting so tight I could barely bring my legs up to take on the next step in front of me and the list could go on...I'm exasperated! I was doing so good and now I feel like I'm failing:( I've been stuck at 2 miles for the past month it seems! Since Sunday I've been doing some self evaluation of my running and how I might be able to improve this low I'm having...I think my biggest problem is I don't have a solid running schedule/plan...I've been reading your running blogs, ladies, and most of you seem to already have this in place so I'm thinking this is why everything is crumbling? I don't have set days that I plan to run like you do. I basically run whenever I feel like my legs have repaired which ends up being every 2-3 days...I'm thinking this has become bad for any progress I'm hoping for. Before it was okay, because I was just dabbling really, but now I'm serious and I want to improve! I know I need to be pushing for every other day now... Any suggestions? Robert thinks I need to start adding "sprinting" days into my running to build muscles, speed and lungs...Apparently they do this at PT, run HARD for 30 seconds then walk for 60 and do this about 4 times...Then you up this to HARD running for 60 seconds and walk 120 once you've become bored with the previous...Starting tomorrow I'm going to try this as my speed is starting to slip as well...AHHH! I feel like all my hard work is going down the drain right now:( I will wait to hear back from you all, then try and formulate a plan...Also, any suggestions on why my hip flexors are getting so friggin tight? ( in case your not sure of what I'm referring to: the muscles that connect your lower half to your thighs...Right there where you bend when you squat or sit... Its making it really hard to complete my miles at a decent pace when these hurt so bad...Do I need to be stretching my stride out more as it might be cramping at my snail slow pace? I'm confused! Help! No seriously, HELP!