Maybe it was the crazy wind, the muddy roads I was running on, or the fact that all I had for breakfast was a pancake which I KNOW does not fuel me good. I didn't hydrate well before or the night before and halfway through the run was STARVING. Whatever the reason 10 miles in I couldn't believe I still had 4 to go.
I decided at that point to do two more at call it a day. As much as I HATED to quit before I had in at least 14 miles. I had to question whether it was really worth it.
In taking stock of the situation
- My legs were tired
- I felt a little nauseated
- I was out of water
- I was hungry
- I was thirsty
- My normal long run pace is around 9 min/mile and I was struggling just to hold on to a 9:45 pace the last four miles.
2. The good in yesterday's run. I have been struggling on and off for about 6 weeks now with hip pain and it is slowly getting better. Yesterday was the third run I have had that was completlely pain free. It feels so good to run and not have the dull nagging pain at the start of a run. I can also sleep on the affected side again so I think (crosses finger) that it is slowly getting better.
3. I only had to work Tuesday this week. I had some days vacation days I had to use up or they would expire June 31. I don't have anything planned other than doing some fun things with the kids like go to the park tomorrow and go on a hike and a picnic today.
Have you ever quit a run early because it just wasn't productive anymore?