Today was my first mid-week run longer than 6 miles. Prior to today I have been running 3, 4, 5, and 6 milers with no problem. However the 7 mile run that I did today was a bit of a shock to me. I did not anticipate that it would drain me as much as it did. I was OK immediately following the run, but once I arrived at work I found myself very hungry. I walked downstairs for a steak, egg, and cheese sandwich. It tasted so good, but I was not easily satisfied and had to eat most of my supplies that I keep in my drawer to ward off hunger.
Around lunch time I was completely drained, and really needed a nap. I felt similar to my post long runs on Saturdays. It is clear that I will need to handle this somehow in the future so that I can continue with my training and still function at work afterwards. Perhaps I will need to run at night, or maybe take a short nap after my run prior to going to work. I will let you know.