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Just gotta say...tonight's run sucked.....HARD!!! (Read 89 times)

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Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

    Black eye

    Haven't had a bad run in a while but tonight was one of 'em.

     

    Felt like I was running with a barbell on my shoulders or something.  Just had no bounce in my step, no speed, no strength, no lungs, no nothin!!

     

    I was tempted to bag it halfway thru but pushed thru.  Very glad when it was over.

     

    Just had to say it cuz I hadn't had one (at least not this bad) in a long time.

     Randy

    Luke79


      Shit happens.  Pushing through it was a good choice.  Now you know your next run will certainly be better, if only by comparison.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Better I Leave


        But you did it. Much respect.

         

        Someday's you're the windshield...someday's you're the bug.

         

        Revel in the fact that you didn't give in, pushed through...and finished. Smile


        Bad Ass

          Pushing through those bad runs is what makes us stronger.  Finishing a marathon feels easy sometimes as compared to those runs that sucked monkey balls (or whatever).  Good job pushing through.

           

          Black eye

          Haven't had a bad run in a while but tonight was one of 'em.

           

          Felt like I was running with a barbell on my shoulders or something.  Just had no bounce in my step, no speed, no strength, no lungs, no nothin!!

           

          I was tempted to bag it halfway thru but pushed thru.  Very glad when it was over.

           

          Just had to say it cuz I hadn't had one (at least not this bad) in a long time.

          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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          robinde


            Good job pushing through it!


            No more marathons

              Pay attention - that could be your body telling you it needs a break.
              FreeSoul87


              Runs4Sanity

                Black eye

                Haven't had a bad run in a while but tonight was one of 'em.

                 

                Felt like I was running with a barbell on my shoulders or something.  Just had no bounce in my step, no speed, no strength, no lungs, no nothin!!

                 

                I was tempted to bag it halfway thru but pushed thru.  Very glad when it was over.

                 

                Just had to say it cuz I hadn't had one (at least not this bad) in a long time.

                 

                Awesome that you pushed through, I know how it feels but the barbells are more in my legs on my bad runs. What helps me is to repeat "You have ABSOLUTELY no choice WHATSOEVER",  by the end of my runs I feel like a beast for finishing it and not giving in or bowing out.  Hope your next one is Be-Awesome.

                *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                PRs

                5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                 

                happylily


                  If you hadn't had a bad run in awhile, then you were due for one. That is why training plans have recovery runs after hard workouts. I ran tempo miles on Thursday night and last night I ran a 15 miler, on the faster side. If I were to attempt even just a GA run today, I know from experience that I would feel like crap and end up saying it was a terrible run. Instead, I will run a very slow recovery run and I'll expect that even that pace won't feel all that great. A run that sucks is often the result of your body telling you it's time to rest a little, so it forces you to slow down. You will be back running strong soon, don't worry. :-)

                  PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                          Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                  4 years racing, 15 marathons, 15 BQs     


                  delicate flower

                    Bad runs happen if you run enough.  Nice job getting it done!

                    proud sherpa


                    Chasing the bus

                      Mine too. So slow, so long, just not feelin it, HR running much too high for the pace, and to top it off, my knee feels wrecked this morning, not sure I'll be able to run tonight, and my weekly mileage goal is toast. So pass the cheese, got my own whine....

                      “You're either on the bus or off the bus.”
                      Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

                      redrum


                      Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                        Mine too. So slow, so long, just not feelin it, HR running much too high for the pace, and to top it off, my knee feels wrecked this morning, not sure I'll be able to run tonight, and my weekly mileage goal is toast. So pass the cheese, got my own whine....

                         

                        Ya, feelin better this morning.  I remember the early days enough to remember when the bad ones outnumbered the good ones so I'm definitely grateful for the times gone by and the benefits it brings but a bad run still sucks.

                         

                        On a weird note, I felt a little twinge on the outer edge of my right quad and was not liking it one bit.  Feels back to normal this morning but had to have the wife rub it out last night cuz I did NOT wanna wake up in the middle of the night with a quad cramp!!!

                         

                        Cheerio!

                         Randy

                        andrew jerald


                          Black eye

                          Haven't had a bad run in a while but tonight was one of 'em.

                           

                          Felt like I was running with a barbell on my shoulders or something.  Just had no bounce in my step, no speed, no strength, no lungs, no nothin!!

                           

                          I was tempted to bag it halfway thru but pushed thru.  Very glad when it was over.

                           

                          Just had to say it cuz I hadn't had one (at least not this bad) in a long time.

                           

                          I had mine the other week, went out for 13 miles...Felt like crap around 9 and  walked a little bit, and I decided to finish the run. 12.7 I decided I was done and was sicked for about 3 hours after that run. Guessing it was fuel/heat issue...

                          runmomto3boys


                            I know what those feel like.  They make the great runs all that much sweeter, though, don't they?