The slow slide into thoughts of amputating my legs started easy enough – a 6 mi run (7:13 pace) on Sat night followed by a pretty tough 14 miler (7:18 pace) on Sunday morning.
Looking back, the cause of my terrible run is pretty straight forward: I was too tired, likely from running too fast. But, sometimes in the moment, it seems that I have a tendency to forget about the “obvious” and focus too much on the goal. (That is what she said.) Just like there are no 5 point shots in basketball, there is no way to cram 4 weeks of training into a single week. Obvious, yes. But so is the fact that drinking and texting is rarely a good idea…..