Last year that would not have been unusual. My legs felt heavy basically all the way from July to September (not that I admitted it, even to myself at the time).
But this year has been different. Apart from a few post-yoga Tuesdays I have felt pretty good on most of my runs, so this was notable. I presume it had something to do with running 8 miles instead of 7 twice that week but that was such a small increase in load that I would not have expected a noticeable impact. I sure never felt tired after any run and an 8 mile run felt exactly the same as a 7 mile run.
Things were still a little bit off on Tuesday, though this could have been the yoga again. But it was enough to keep the mileage at 7 on Wednesday instead of the 8 I had originally planned.
Crikey, is one single extra mile really worth all that naval gazing? Probably not, so let's move on quickly.
I'm not entirely sure if my throat is slightly sore or if I'm merely imagining it. Either case it's unlikely to be serious and I guess I'll know in a couple of days. The numbers have dipped again, though that's perfectly in line with the usual up-and-down pattern.
Just carry on as usual. That's what makes a runner. Consistency. It's not flashy. But it works.
- 30 Jan
- 7 miles, 57:25, 8:12 pace, HR 144
- 31 Jan
- 7 miles, 57:17, 8:11 pace, HR 148
- 1 Feb
- 7 miles, 56:41, 8:05 pace, HR 149