it's crazy what taking 4 days off from running will do to your stamina and drive. ordinarily I would agree that a short break is necessary to remain refreshed and eager to run, but 4 days is just too much of a break.
I forced myself to run 6 miles today, knowing it would be my only chance before the 10k this Saturday.
mile 1 - 8:21 pace
mile 2 - 8:15 pace
mile 3 - 8:38 pace
mile 4 - 8:26 pace
mile 5 - 8:27 pace
mile 6 - 8:05 pace
I struggled once I hit the 1/2 way mark but picked it up for my final mile.
6:25 miles - 52:15 minutes
It is ridiculous how hot it has already gotten in Charlotte. I wish we wouldn't have skipped spring and jumped right into summer. It already seems too hot outside to run from 9-10am.
looking forward to easing myself back into running this week after spending the weekend walking everywhere in New York City.