PM: 6x400m hills; 400m jog rec; 3.5 wm/cd :: 10M
This morning's missed run was a result of fatigue. Not physical, but mental. I woke up a little groggy, but nothing out of the ordinary. I sat on the edge of the bed and all I could think was "Again?". That is the problem with pushing the envelope in training. I can have a good workout on Tuesday and get through a 20 mile day yesterday, but that really affords me no break. I still have to get up today to do it all over again. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the day after that. Grinding and grinding and grinding and grinding. Somedays will be better than others, but this is how I will spend my days for the foreseeable future. I wake up, pull on my layers of clothes and step out into the 5:30 a.m. darkness. Its the loneliest feeling, running in the cold and the dark. I'll start to feel better a few minutes into the run and when I get done I'm energized ("I love running!"). But all I can think about on the edge of the bed is the cold. And the darkness. And the loneliness.
That is what I was dealing with this morning. I chose to roll over and go back to bed. For no good reason really. I felt fine, but mentally I had a moment of weakness. The thing is it bugged me all day for the most asinine reason: I felt like my training was going to crap. Because of one missed morning run. Rationally that makes no sense.
I managed to get myself out the door after work and regain some of my momentum. My legs feel fine. I don't think I'm to the point of overtraining, but I'm taking it day by day now. I think the likelihood that I'm going to get in a 40 mile run this weekend is diminishing with every weather report. If it is pouring snow and 20+ mph wind, I don't see the point it forcing myself through the run just to appease the calendar gods. My alternate plan is to cram as much mileage, in total, this weekend. Of course I could try 4+ hours on the treadmill. How badly do I want to get this run in?
As always, my reward for a tough weekend will be to wake up Monday morning and run 10 miles.
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