Okay, so it wasn’t as bad as the picture, but today was one of those days where I didn’t want to get out of bed, and where running was the last thing I wanted to do…particularly an 8 mile tempo run. Warming up didn’t really warm me up, as I still felt sluggish going into the tempo portion. Early on I was just hoping to get through 6 of the 8 miles, figuring it would just be one of those days. Finally, about 4.5mi into the tempo run I fell into a groove that felt better, but not great. That dwindled until around mile 6.5 where I felt better again. Managed to stay pretty well on pace and cranked out the final 200m of the final lap. Total run was 2 mile warmup; then 8 miles at 6:40, 6:37, 6:38, 6:38, 6:38, 6:38, 6:38, 6:28; then 2 mile cool down.
Tonight I’ll be doing 3.7mi (I think) in a group run, bringing the day’s total to 15.7mi.
Tomorrow’s run: Recovery!!! 5 miles nice and easy