Well today I had a run that was not what I hoped it was going to be. I have my first 1/2 marathon in 3.5 days and I have never been good at following a training plan of any sort so my training for this has been pretty lacking to say the least. Now I don't think a few runs the week prior are going to shoot me into the sub 2 hour realm but I would like to be sub 2:30. To date my longest run was my 6.4 mile leg of the relay a few weeks back. I truly think I can do it but I also know I need to run the week before to be able to do it.
Ok with that being said I went out today planning on running 6 miles. I have a 6 mile loop in my neighborhood that I have run before. I was also excited to try my new Clean Bottle that I won in a giveaway from Adam of The Boring Runner. It is a handheld bottle with a iphone holder, a pocket for GU and a reflective band.
Then there was the humidity, I could hardly breathe and I just couldn't get my legs to go....so at the 1 mile mark instead of a left onto my 6 mile loop I took the right to head home. I ended up taking a few walking breaks and the 1.8 loop took me just over 22 minutes..YIKES.
Now what? Wallow in the poor performance? Or look at the bright side and just remember I did run today, too short? sure, quite slow, yup but I ran and my feet didn't hurt so why not focus on that part?
So do I think there is such a thing as a bad run? Nope :)