Ran 10.6 miles @ 8:38/mile pace.
Weather: 70 degrees and sunny.
Today's run was a bit of a bust. From the very start, my legs felt like two pillars of concrete, and efforts to convince myself that it was psychosomatic were futile. Today marks the 11th consecutive day in a row I've run, which for me is a new record.
My brother and I ran on the Suncoast Trail, a paved path that is perfect for running, biking, or whatever, and is void of anything with an internal combustion engine. I did the first two miles as a warm-up with my brother and then took off to attempt to get in at least seven marathon paced miles, which never happened. I hit the first split in 6:52, though it required great effort and sapped me of whatever little strength I still had. The second mile clocked in at 7:16, and I was really hurting here. Halfway through the next mile, I came to my senses and realized there was no way and I took my foot off the gas. I slogged through the next mile and turned around. I ran into my brother not too much later and we returned together.
So, a not so good day today. Tomorrow I'm taking a day off. This time I mean it. I know it'll really do me some good. Besides, I'm flying back home tomorrow so I guess that's a good day to take a day off. Looking forward to returning to the cooler weather. I grew up in Florida, but still, it's way too hot for me.