>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.
1800 miles; 5k < 25:00; 10k < 51:00; HM < 1:55; finish a 70.3 Half Ironman
NYC Half Marathon 3/15; Unite Half Marathon 4/12; Escape the Cape Sprint Tri 6/14; NJ State Oly Tri 7/19
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.