I finally had a bad run.
It’s been coming.
I had a tempo run on my schedule. Warmup, 2k @ tempo pace, 5:00 recovery, 2k @ 10k pace.
I handled the paces, but the effort was A LOT. I struggled. I needed to take a break. I walked the 5:00 recovery.
Bad runs happen. And the reason this one was bad was really obvious. I had run hard the night before with my run crew. I had run hard on the track two days before. Both those runs went well.
You’re supposed to take it easy between hard efforts. I didn’t. And I paid for it.
At the end of the day, this isn’t a big deal. Bad runs happen. The reasons why are easy to understand. The lessons learned should be easy to implement.
I just actually need to take the lessons forward. Learn, grow, get better. Repeat.