I am so sorry that I didn't do my Friday post, to be honest, I was down in the dumps!! My Thursday night tempo run was just craptastic! My legs felt like lead from the get go and I was just plain tired! I had a headache all day on Thursday and I actually thought the running would help, but it didn't!! The training plan goal.... 1mile warmup, 2 X 1 mile at 9:08-9:25, 1 mile cool down.......and here is how it went...
Mile 1 (wu) - 10:26
1st Tempo Mile - 9:01 - I hit my tempo mile a bit faster than goal - but I was sooo tired and I took a 2 minute brisk walk recovery.
2nd Tempo Mile - 9:07 - Still faster than goal but let me tell you, I felt like complete crap!!
Cooldown mile - 16:52 - oh yes, you are reading this correctly, I WALKED!! And not very quickly either!!
I took a leisurely stroll home as I felt defeated and tired and sorry for myself!! I knew if I posted Friday, It would not be a positive post sooooooo I opted not to post! I took a day off from running and actually told myself, for the first time that I didn't want to run Saturday for my long run. I tried to talk my self out of running.......but I got my butt up with a new attitude this morning and I ran and.......it felt really good!!!
I ran 7.5 MILES !!!!!! ( 1:20:02 total time and avg pace 10:39) I did it and I would have to say that it wasn't hard. Around 5.5 miles, the legs started feeling a little heavy but I finished, took an ice bath, drank chocolate milk and crashed!! I went back to sleep for 2 hours and was tired all day!! Does anyone else feel like this after a long run?? Everyone keeps talking about the runners high and feeling great after a run, but I felt tired and like crap all day!!! But I am proud that I ran the 7.5 miles, don't get me wrong!!!
Okay, so this week, I am going to change my schedule around a bit, move my rest days around, add in some biking for some cross training and see if I can get myself out of this rutt!! I think I have vented enough and I am sorry for the somehwat negative post! I will be back on track Monday and will be telling you about my race next weekend that includes 4 races in 24 hours!! I will need all the suggestions I can get on that one cuz I am super nervous!!!!