13.1 miles in 1:47:22 @ 1% – that felt rough – note to self: eat something before a long run!

Today’s run was a bit of a weird one.  Our daughter is a bit sick and that caused a not very great night sleep so I didn’t get up as early as I would have liked.  And that meant I skipped breakfast before hopping on the treadmill for my planned 13.1 mile run.

My intention was to take it easy compared to yesterday’s run and see how things went.  About 0.3 miles in I realized the shoes I was wearing had definitely done their duty – they were finished.  Quickly stopped and pulled them off and put on a standby pair and got moving again.  That felt better on the legs but I still felt sluggish.

By the time I hit the 1 hour mark I was around 7.3 miles in and starving – that was when I realized I hadn’t eaten anything – oops.  I pushed on for about another mile and I could tell I was slacking off and starting to shut down.  So I stopped and grabbed a Coke – slammed it and got back on the treadmill.  It took 5-10 minutes but I finally started to feel better and was able to finish fairly well.

Still managed a respectable time but kept catching myself starting to lean on the treadmill and cheat – I need to keep watching for that behavior an shut it down whenever I see it!

I don’t have a run scheduled for tomorrow but the weather might actually warm up enough for me to be outside so I might slip in an unscheduled run to help break the cabin fever.

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