As Leon pointed out, “A sluggish sub 6/Km?”
Yeah. I guess you can be relatively fast and feel like hell. Who knew?
I’ve been running every day. That’s not remarkable either from a running perspective or a me perspective. It’s just not what my body has been used to. In fact, being sick and then on vacation in February meant that I’ve almost (literally) doubled my distance from that month… during the first ten days of April. And I’m about to hit my March total in the next few days, too.
In other words, though it’s been a pathetic year to date, April has been really good. And that’s the point: I was hoping to turn my year around with a run every day challenge to myself. Run. Every day. No excuses. Minimum four klicks per day. Run. No matter how I feel: and today I felt sluggish.
Of course, over the weekend I crept pretty darned close to a cumulative marathon distance over four runs. Again, not remarkable. A lot more than four klicks per day, sure, but just not what I’m used to at the moment.
So… today I am feeling sluggish.
Like my legs had lead in them. Like my shoes had hit the buffet during the night and were a little overweight. Like I should have been propping my feet up on the ottoman with beer in one hand and the tv remote in the other, but instead I was slugging out a sluggish (if fast) four klicks after work.
That’s the point though. Run every day. Push through the sluggish. Burn through the tired. Re-adjust normal. Change what I’m used to.