My mid-week run was only supposed to be an 8 mile run, but I had a little problem. As I neared the point in my run that was the farthest from home I looked at the time, 57 minutes, and I still had about 3 miles to go. I was pretty puzzled because normally I do an 8 mile run in the 1:05 to 1:10 range, and I just didn’t see myself turning my 9 minute pace into a 2 minute one. It as then that I realized I made a wrong turn at the beginning of the run, which added 1.58 miles. Since I was already on the home stretch there was nothing I could do but finish it out, and log a 9.58 mile run instead of an 8 mile run.
I noticed something else pretty amazing lately. These long mid-week runs, and the long weekend runs are becoming less tiring. I mean that I no longer require a nap afterwards to function the rest of the day. In the past if I ran more than 6 miles I required an hour nap to recover, in addition to the ice bath, water, and protein. If I did not get my nap I would be absolutely useless. and foggy brained after lunch time. Now it seems that while I am not fresh and energetic, I can still function without any foggy brained effects.