After my run yesterday afternoon and a light supper I ended up doing an hour and a half in the pool with the family and did a bunch of resistance exercises at the same time in the pool. I think that drained my fuel reserves more than I realized and since I didn’t have any breakfast before I ran this morning’s run was a bit of a tough go.
I started strong hitting between 7 and 8 mph for a good 10-15 minutes and then I started the feel the lack of fuel in the system. The heat and humidity were also already climbing fast and that probably played a factor.
I still did decent with the 4.45 miles in 39:59 but I really had expected a faster run this morning. Looks like I have to get smarter about how I fuel on multiple run days. Important to know and tackle now so it doesn’t bite me on the Dopey Challenge in January!