I haven't been sleeping well and have really pushed myself these past couple of weeks. Maybe it's all catching up with me or maybe it was just a bad day. Whatever the reason I hope I was able to clear the "bad" run out of my system before this weekends last 20 miler.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Today...Not So Good
Tonight's tempo run was a struggle mentally and physically from the minute I started. My legs were heavy and I felt like this huge mass tromping along. I ended up cutting my tempo part of the run down by a mile and even had to walk because I mentally could not to run another step. Then I made a deal to only walk the remainder of the distance until I reached the next water fountain. After the fountain stop and a bit of stretching I was able to pick it back up again. I actually ran the entire 8 miles I had planned and I came close to (though did not actually hit) my scheduled split times. Overall the run included more breaks and feeling like garbage than is really necessary for a Wednesday run.