Seriously, tonight's run was one of THE worst I've had in quite some time. I biked home, grabbed a small snack, uploaded my "Party Party Run" playlist to the ipod and headed out the door. <-- If you have any songs I should add, let me know!
Within the first few steps, I could tell my legs weren't quite happy with the plan I had for them. Really, I told myself as I was leaving that I just have to do 3-4 easy miles.
Well, I pushed on and my mile 2 I started wondering if today was not my day to run. Perhaps I should just stop and walk home? I nearly tripped when one of my feet skidded the pavement. I opted to walk for a minute or so and then picked it up again. Finally, by mile 3, the legs were starting to join the party, but they weren't by any means having FUN.
Luckily, I did an out and back, which is always my trick to get my miles in. I ran the rest of the way home because it gets me there faster than walking!
8:29 - 8:12 - 8:31 - 8:20 - 8:12 - 8: 13
8:23 avg pace
*Oh and my Garmin even died in the last .1 mile of my run. Go figure.
I honestly have no clue how I was even running under 8:30s because my legs felt like lead. I'm thinking the issue with my legs tonight was a) they had lactic acid in them from the bike ride b) they're still tired from the weekend runs c) bike riding + running makes my legs feel heeeavy d) I'm simply physically and emotionally drained and that's my body's way of telling me or e) all of the above.
It's rare for me to have a terrible run so I'm definitely a bit perplexed when it happens. How often do you notice a terrible, no good, very bad run?
Coming up: a delicious meal I'm making tonight for din din! It involves cornbread and black beans.