This long run was brutal!! Since I missed my long run on Sunday, the need to complete my long run on Tuesday became a bit of an afterthought. I knew it was coming up, but I wasn’t really excited to knock it out and at the same time I wasn’t completely dreading the run. I had church men’s group last night which added some challenges since we meet later in the evening. Of course I didn’t get home until 10pm which is much later than I wanted to get home. After spending some time with Mrs. Schlub and the kids we all laid down for bed around 11, much later than I wanted to get to bed. I should have known this was all leading to a tough run.
This was the plan:
Wake up at 3am (Yikes that’s early…BTW it was still around 90* at that time)
Throw on my running shoes
Knockout 8 miles
Head to work
Simple plan, no sweat! I woke up a little early, threw on my running stuff, and started my run at 3am. Perfect, I’m ahead of schedule!! That was about all the good news that came out of this run. My legs had absolutely no pep in them at all and I felt uncomfortable the entire time I was running. I can’t tell you how many times I told myself “this is a waste of my time, why am I even out here this morning”. I am 100% thankful that I chose an out and back route for this run, I considered two four mile loops around my house and if that had been the case, I’m sure I would have shut things down super early.
The results were 7.5 miles at 11 min/mile pace. There was a whole lot of run/walk going on because my legs just wouldn’t settle into a nice groove. The one benefit was that I got back home earlier than expected, took a quick shower, and then got another hour of sleep before I had to head into work. Winning!!
I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time racking my brain on this one, just a bad run. I’ll rest up today and get back out there tomorrow. Hopefully my legs are ready to go, I ran this morning and my next run is tomorrow night, so in a way it’s like an extra rest day. There is some optimism for ya lol.
Let’s forget all about this run….so tell me some new running equipment you’ve recently purchased or received??
I’m going to need new running shoes in the near future, I can tell I’m going to run right through my Fresh Foams.