Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rough Run

Today I was planning on running early but didn't make it out until about 10:30. I don't like to eat before I run or drink a lot because it makes it harder for me. Today's run was not an easy one. I was struggling with my lung capacity and I didn't have the stamina I normally do and had to stop and walk more than I have in a long time. I am sure it was the fact that I went late and had no fuel or fluid to help sustain me. I can do that easily if I go early enough before my body decides it needs more energy. That's why this log is good because it will help me see the patterns I hope. I have also been under a lot of stress and pressure and I am sure that contributes some as well. I didn't feel refreshed when I finished either. That is one of the reasons why I like to run, just for that great feeling I get after. I haven't had the energy level all day that I usually get when I run either. If I am going to go out later then I think I need to make sure I have re-fueled first. I do have to say it was a beautiful day though. The temperature when I left was 43. That is the warmest it's been on my runs for months. It was perfect and I even needed my shades! I started by walking on the mountain first to get a good conditioning on my legs. It is really giving me spring fever being up there! Hurry spring!!! Total distance: 5:15 miles