Went for my long run this morning. It was chilly, sunny and pretty darn windy. I didn’t know about the windy part until we got outside. I let my husband pick the route and we took off with me sporting my new Garmin Forerunner 405cx! Because I had to do the set up this morning, we didn’t hit the road until late.
I started noticing that the back of my throat was hurting before we made our first mile! It’s that brain-freeze feeling, but in your throat. I should have grabbed my face mask, but I didn’t think it was cold enough for it. I wish I had put it on! I have asthma so the colder air affects my breathing, but ordinarily, I do run better in colder weather.
I don’t know if it was the small and only one drink I had last night with dinner, not getting to be until 12:30 a.m., or just not feeling like running (even though I knew I had to), but I had to stop before we even hit 2 miles! I had to keep stopping about every mile – mile and a half. I’d walk a bit, then start running again. We got to the end of my least favorite area, Blackstone Boulevard (which also could have been part of the problem) – we had only gone about 3.5 miles. I told my husband I was turning around. He continued on with our running beagle, Milo, as I started back to the house. I kept pushing myself to run, but had to keep taking walk breaks. Okay, well maybe not HAD TO, but I would have been wheezing had I kept going.
It’s my own fault. I haven’t trained properly over the last few weeks as you all know. I’m really disgusted with myself today. I’m trying to tell myself that everyone has bad training days, but I really don’t think that’s it. It’s more my slacking off in my training plan.
I’m beginning to wonder if I’m going to do well next Sunday.