Ran 4 miles this morning. I ran 6 miles 2 weeks ago and beat my feet up really bad, - bruising and pain, no reason why. Shoes were 6 weeks old and had been through a race, I should have been recovered. I figured they maybe were too tight. I could not figure anything else out. Then last week I ran 4 miles and just felt like dog shit. First mile was bouncy, second mile was uncomfortable, then 3 and 4 were both just like in the race - walking with little runs inbetween. I chalked that one up to the fact that it was 90+ degrees.
Today I ran the whole thing, and only walked on the mile markers to get a swig of water. I finished the 4 miles, but they were not the most comfortable 4 miles ever. I wonder where my fitness has gone. I was doing 10 mile runs without stopping before the race. Now it has been a month, and I should be healed and raring to go!
Bike rides have been better, so maybe tomorrow's ride will be good.
On a positive note, I was up at 5 and running at 6 today! The move to consistent morning workouts has begun!