One word – hideous! By far the worst day so far, I simply had nothing to give and these were the longest 7.5 miles of the year.
Why it was so bad I don’t know, it was hot, I’ve done a lot of running the last few days and my legs were in pieces. I’m guessing if you put these three together the end result is what I had today.
Am I dissapointed? No not at all, it was horrible and it hurt, but noone ever said this year was going to be easy. I am going to have days like this and what is important is that I manage to fight through them and come out the other side with some miles under my belt.
I have 15 miles to run in 3 days to reach my quarterly target, thats 5 miles a day if I choose to run on all of them, or I could break it up over 2. How I do it depends how I feel tomorrow but I am certain of one thing now – that despite missing a total of 3 weeks running in the first 3 months, I will make that first milestone of 503 miles one way or another.