Do you ever have runs where you feel like WHY do I do this? Yesterday I went out for a short 9km around the block. It was rainy, windy, gray and cold. I had to stop numerous times to blow my nose (I have been on the verge of a cold for a while) , needed to move over to the side of the road to the dirt shoulder for cars, which felt like sink holes in some spots. And I just felt defeated.
I followed my run with a hot shower and decided I was going to have to reevaluate my training, find some new routes and not let one bad run overtake my mindset.
Today I went back out. I did intervals and hills. Different hill then usual, and did my intervals by time, not distance. 1.25 w/u , 6x5min with 1min rest, then 5 hill repeats, and 1.25 min c/d. total of 11.72 km
I felt strong and it was nice to do something different.