I've been feeling pretty fatigued and yucky for the past week or so. I'm not sure exactly what's wrong, but something isn't quite right. I've been getting sleep, but I'm still tired. I think it's just a little sinus congestion causing earaches. Or maybe I'm just tired of the cold. Who knows, but I've been lethargic to say the least.
The marathon training schedule called for an 18 miler. I was quite surprised when I was feeling great at around mile 4. So I decided that I'd do some quality miles on this run. At mile 16, I was still feeling good, so I decided to stretch it out to 20 miles. At the end, I still felt good, like I could have run more! But I need to save some for this weeks workouts and next weekend's Black Warrior 50k.
20 miles at a 7:45 average pace isn't too bad for a tired old man on a training run with nobody to push or pull him.