Never go more than 2 days without at least some sort of exercise. Lesson learned.
So I did a quick mile and a half with the dog on Tuesday and then Wednesday and Thursday were swamped. I promised myself I would duplicate Monday's feat...or at least go out today.
Is it common to once in a while have one of those days that the moment you step foot on the pavement, you know that it won't be a good run? I had one of those days today...
I did my minimum 2 miles but instead of feeling like I was flying like I did on Monday...it felt like a death march. My legs would stop running on me for no good reason and I'd look at my watch and realize I hadn't even gone a minute. I did manage a good 80 second lope a couple of times but my recovery walk in between was longer.
I could look on the bright side: I got myself out there when all I really wanted to do was come home and crash after a LONG week at work. But now I can go out Christmas shopping and then go out again tomorrow morning (hopefully in a better frame of mind).
16:15 avg pace
15:30 mile 1
16:56 mile 2
Tomorrow is another day...