Have you ever had one of those runs that you know it just is going to suck no matter what?
I had it this morning. It was easy getting up, out of bed, and out the door. But when my feet landed on that treadmill and the I started to press the button to increase the speed, it just sucked from that very first step. I threw in the towel at 1 mile. Pathetic. How did I manage to run 8 on this treadmill is beyond my imagination this morning. This 1 mile seemed never-ending. I mean, this run was quite uninspiring that I even didn't bother to jot down the time it took me to run it.
I went home, had a good breakfast and didn't even feel bad about it.
BUT .... I went back to the Y after work to tackle the remaining 2. It a much better run. I did an interval sort of thing by increasing the pace by 3 presses on the button after every 2 minutes. It made time pass a little quicker. I finished 2 miles in 20:30 minutes. The run was all right and I probably could have run another 1, but I just can't stand the TV show (Bachelor Pad). I like some brainless tv shows but watching girls degrade themselves, ugh no, thanks. There is sexy and there is trashy.
Anyway, so, I finished 3 miles today. I guess the bad run this morning helps me appreciate the better runs. So, all in all, it was a good run day!
Ran 45 miles this month. Fifteen more to go.