Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's been a Monday

I know that I am supposed to try and be very upbeat in my writing.  and I think for the most part I have been.  There was the one very swimming frustrated post but that was the exception to the rule.  Before today.

After the weekend with a 30 mile bike ride with the Second Wind crew and a 10 mile run on Sunday I was pumped and rearing to go this week.  Thinking that I had give my body plenty of time to recover.  Well on today's schedule I had a 8.4 mile run planned.  I know that I normally can do an 8 mile run with out any problems.  If had been 12 - 15 then I would expect some challenges but not 8.

The run started great.  I was coasting.  I actually carried a water bottle today.  I know what a surprise.  It was noon so it hadn't gotten too hot yet.  I think it was about 90 deg.  The first 3 miles just clicked off, no issues.

At about mile 5, I really started feeling it and not in a good way.  I thought maybe a drink would help me get past it, but it didn't help.  My energy level never increased so I was running on empty.  By mile 7 I was spent and had to stop running.  As I walked along kicking myself for not completing the run, I just had to laugh at myself.  I will have to be smarter. 


  1. I am starting to see a trend in post, bad runs during this heat wave. I would blame it on the heat and humidity. At least you finished it, there is no shame in walking, I would file this on under mental toughness training.

  2. Ha. Thanks for the encouragement. I am in NC and its that time of year. I am just going to HTFU.