Sunday I finally got out of bed and put my running gear on, after many taps to the snooze button. I was so excited it was finally cool, but I had lots of wine from our fun Saturday wine tasting event. (More about that in another post) I was still tying to sleep it off.
My run started out rough- but I tried to ignore it and tell myself the weather was perfect and I felt great. It felt so crisp outside, but my body just felt heavy. My last few runs I have been struggling to get my feet going in a decent rhythm. I am having a hard time getting my knees up and my mind doesn't seem to relax, but I keep plugging along, it has to get better, right?! I am sure the wine didn't help and I made a mental note that it is time to dry out for a few weeks and get serious about my half training.
About four miles in I remember thinking my goal of an hour and half wasn't going to happen.
Then I saw my hubby biking toward me ❤ He pedaled along with me and it helped to distract me from my heavy feet and poor form. I figured if he made the effort, I was going to keep plugging along slowly and try to make the most of the run.
Hubby took a few short videos for me - he had to entertain himself since he was biking at my sluggish running pace
I ended up making it 1:25:00 - I only covered 8.2 miles but I'll take it. I could not wait to get home and get on my bike. Hubby and I went around our loop, which it just a little over a mile, and shook out my legs.
I only ran 16 miles last week, and 13 miles the week before so I am really behind where my training guide says I should be. I keep hoping I will have a breakthrough run where I shed that sluggish feeling...soon!
How was your running this weekend? Curiosity question-if you drink the day before a run do you think it has an impact on how energetic you feel?