With tomorrow being a rest day leading up to a 5 hour trail run Friday afternoon tonight's run should have been a piece of cake. I started out with a friend for 6 or so miles for what turned out to be a hard run. Somewhere between mile 2 and 3 I mentally started shutting down. I was just not into it. As we pushed on I began to focus on feeling tired and then it became harder and harder. Was it the Oreo cookies I consumed moments before the run? Was it the two glasses of wine the night before? Was it getting to bed a little later than normal the night before (thanks David and Mendy - just playing)? I finished the 6 miles and in a respectable time but I would say that I am not feeling any excitement right now about it. One thing I am sure of is that I will enjoy my day off Thursday. Four days of running and training should deserve a rest day.
Only three weeks until the Hitchcock 50k on June 3rd. It is being held in Aiken, SC and will no doubt pack some pretty hot temps in the 9o's. Summer is almost here.