Breakfast the past few months has mostly been homemade fruit smoothies, or occasionally a bowl of healthy cereal and a piece of fruit like a banana. I didn't realize I had neither this morning until it was time to eat. In fact, my cupboards and fridge were quite bare, as I've just been pretty busy the past several days and haven't had time to go food shopping.
All I did have was leftover homemade pizza. Without thinking much due to hunger, I quickly reheated a couple of slices in the toaster oven and mowed them down. Ten minutes later, I was out the door for a long run.
I actually started off okay the past few miles, thinking I would get better as I warmed up. After several miles, it became obvious that wasn't going to happen. Just the opposite, in fact. It felt like I had a nerf ball of dough and cheese just sitting in my stomach while I ran. I felt pretty crappy.
When I reached the Saco River, I decided I would cut the run down from a planned 20+ miles and just head back the most direct route and call it a day. I was just glad the run was over with. Surprised my pace was what it was, I expected it to be at least 15 seconds slower per mile.
On a bright note, this was supposed to be an exaggerated recovery week anyway. Just leaves more for next week. Just need to stock up on some healthy grub, particularly breakfast stuff, and everything should be fine for hitting it harder in the days to come.
Ran 15.4 miles @ 8:11/mile pace.
Upper 60s, overcast, humid.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, short sleeved shirt, handheld bottle (water)