Just one of those weeks, I guess (and this will be a random post, with mostly whining and complaining).
Monday didn’t start out great, and the week didn’t seem to improve much. When I got to work Tuesday morning, the locker room was temporarily out of commission for a sewage issue (I could smell it from 200′ down the hall). No shower for me that morning, and no deoderant either (since I keep it in my locker, and not in my desk). At least the problem was fixed by lunchtime, so I was able to go for my usual run and then take a shower.
I’ve felt sluggish for most of this week. Pretty sure I’m just behind on sleep – had a couple of early mornings and not enough early evenings. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up tomorrow since the office is closed.
I had been feeling good about my running lately, even with the lackluster week I had last week. My paces have been dropping like crazy (in a good way), but my last two runs have been shitty. Just didn’t have the energy to push myself, so I just, well, jogged. Four miles today at 8:01/mile. At least my heart rate stayed low on these runs, so I can just call them “recovery runs” and try not to mope too much. I know I shouldn’t complain, but I’ve been getting used to seeing paces that start with a 6.
I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to sign up for a fall marathon. Maybe I should be more specific – I’m thinking of signing up for the Kansas City Marathon. I’ve only run two marathons, both times it was Kansas City, and it’s been three years since my last attempt (which didn’t end up as well as planned). Up until this week, I’ve felt confident in my running. I don’t want to sign up if I can’t slaughter my current PR – I already have a goal time in mind, and it’s going to be tough to change that mental time. Registration fees go up April 1st, so I’m hoping to decide before then.