Despite two days rest after the long run on Saturday, today's short little jaunt felt like a struggle. Long story short, I haven't taken the proper steps to recover from the Vermont 100 over the past month. The long run last weekend combined with a more up-tempo 10-miler on hills a few days before have only served to burn the hay that was trying to rebuild in the barn rather than adding to the pile. The barn is now pretty empty and as a result I slogged through today's run.
I'm declaring no runs over 5 miles until the weekend, and maybe through the weekend. I've stepped up my diet a little more for the better which is good, and will continue to do so. Lots of fruits and veggies on tap.
On a brighter note, last night I passed the test to receive my technician's class amateur radio license. So did my buddy James. We have now joined the likes of fellow Maine runners Andrew and Marc who are also licensed. Cool.
Ran 4.8 miles @ 9:00/mile pace.
Upper 60s, overcast, light rain.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.