I went for a run this morning at my old familiar morning running time. I felt like crap. Matter of fact, the past three runs have not felt so hot. Food choices the night before haven’t been so good, aches and pains have sprung up in new places and now, guess what??? It’s freaking cold in the morning and dark. And at night after work, it’s the same way. I honestly think it’s just a combination of the change in climate, combined with what has been really rainy weather here in Boston and just the fact that I’m tired from training. I’ve read a few articles about what happens to runners when they are in the last few weeks of marathon training and what I’m experiencing is not new. So, that’s something.
I have my last long run tomorrow. Then, the rest of the schedule is quite moderate.
By the way, if I can run the time above in the picture, I will be thrilled!