Long run gone wrong….ish
So… “long run” of a rest week today. 5 miles.
I again did not sleep well last night. That really affects everything.
Plus I ate junk food yesterday so I was fueled by…errrr…. Junk.
SO I started out jogging along, and hit the hill then I noted some yellow police tape up. BIG tree down across the trail. so I had to go round which threw me off a bit.
Got back on the trail/path and continued on. feeling tired. At mile 2 ish I ran by some friends and that put a smile on my face a bit.
The whole run was completely unevenly paced. Miles 1-2 were on the paces I wanted. Mile 3, I struggled and walked rather a lot. Mile 4 again on target pace and mile 5 was very very close to target pace, but I had to stop and climb over the tree. Uneven pacing is an issue. I’m not sure it says I don’t know what I’m doing, or if it is just because I was tired. I think it also may be that I am getting a tiny bit faster, but am not in control of the speed yet. I et going at a new pace and can sustain it for a longer period of time (say 2 miles) but can not keep that speed for more…
Even though it feels cooler in my mind, it’s really still pretty hot and humid.
I finished up with my cool down cycle at the gym. Oddly then I spotted someone over in the PT area. I thought it was the coach but when I looked up again no one was there. Suddenly his head popped out and he waved, so I went over and we chatted a bit. His wife came up and we had our usual awkward conversation. She is focused on the trip to Africa, whereas Coach boy/man and I have moved on to training and life. So she kept asking if I had settled in and he kept giving me the knowing look and well, I’m glad we all had to go to churches…….