At least I have an explanation, but still I'm not happy with this. One would have thought going in to a race with minimal goals would mean less pressure but I guess not. I have every reason to doubt my training since it consisted of little to no speed work, less miles than I normally do and focus on gaining endurance back while working long hours.
Last week I ran a 5K, in the evening, that I wasn't feeling great about and came away with a 2nd place AG finish! And a time of 20:26 (but I think the course was a little short), I ran without a watch or a goal, just ran and had fun, ready to spend the evening with my running friends.
Now fast forward a little...I barely finished my "long run" last weekend, suffered on an 8 miler on Monday, slept in and still felt tired, then last night a sluggish 5 miler brought the phantom pains. Left calf/shin aches, a weird knee pain. All new issues, yep just like a taper should be!
Time to remember the advice I give my runners...Deep breath, you've done the work. Ignore the craziness and focus on the training you've done. Anyone else in the midst of taper? When is your race?
Welcome to Friday and the weekend! Any fun plans?
Linking up with Jill for fitness Friday