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.