I started out slower then normal and despite a stop to stretch and see if a little food would help about 3 miles in I was done. I took over BOB duty from Matt and split off from the rest of the group about 4 miles in and headed back doing a run/walk. We made a potty stop for O, I was not complaining about the break! I ended up finishing 8 miles in 1:20:00 (minus time for a toddler potty stop), yikes I am normally 10-11 miles in at this point. We got home and I quickly refueled with a protein and carbs and hoped for a better run next time. I guess this was just one of those days. Maybe I've been pushing too hard, maybe not eating enough, maybe not recovering well enough....who knows!
I woke to storms this morning and soon questioned my chances at long run take 2. I just couldn't face the treadmill today. The rain lightened up so I headed out the door only to have it pick back up which actually felt kind of nice.
|New favorite running gear- calf sleeves!|
How do you push through a tough run? What makes you decide to just call it a day?
I am also excited to be the guest post on Back to Square Zero Check out my post on balancing motherhood and running.