Rust? Low endocrine system? Low iron? Lack of certain vitamins? Worn out shoes? Not warmed up properly? All are questions I asked to myself during today's run, which felt difficult.
The bright side is the low point was felt in the middle two miles, where I took a few walk breaks. I actually felt pretty good the last two and half miles.
Runs like these make me appreciate the runs more where all cylinders are firing. I'll be there again soon. Rest assured a trip to the grocery store today will fill my kitchen with health food.
Ran 9.2 miles @ 8:08/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 144/169
Mid 30s, sunny, windy.
Long pants, fleece jacket over long sleeved tech shirt, beanie, gloves (worn off and on).