>General Running>Mama said there'd be days like this
+1 I think that's the general theme of this thread. I also had an awful, worst ever run during my current training cycle. Hot and humid day for a long run (15 miles) that felt terrible. HR spiked over 200 and I tried going veerrry slow, but HR still up over 160. Didn't know if it was due to the heat or to physical fatigue, but went out and did a 9-mile aerobic run the next day with no pain. Sometimes it's the next day's run that tells you what is going on -- whether it's just a bad day or a sign that you need more recovery.
2000 miles 2200 miles 2400 miles
5k < 25 5/19 24:28; 10/26 24:43
HM < 2:00: NYC 3/17 1:59:01; Ocean City MD 10/29 1:55:09; Philadelphia 11/17 1:53:43
Marathon < 4:00 NYC Marathon 11/3 3:59:40
Westfield 5 Mile Turkey Trot 11/30
FWIW I did get out yesterday for a 5 while traveling for work and felt considerably better despite temps in the 90s and unfamiliar routes.
We'll see what tomorrow's 8 brings.
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