On Sunday I had an awful 13 mile run. Probably my toughest run in a very long time. I think I was having an off day, I also felt sick to my stomach afterwards which never happens. I tried to brush it off as a fluke thing.
Then today I had a 4 mile run and it was fantastic. I have been keeping the pace slow since I pulled my hamstring, but I am finally starting to speed up and it felt great. I didn't have any aches or pains at all, and my energy level was really good.
So what made me have such a bad run 3 days ago? Long runs are usually my favorite because I can stay slow and steady. But I was struggling so much I was almost in tears. My food, sleep, exercise, etc. leading up to both runs was the same.
I guess I will never know why some days I just don't have it. Luckily those days are few and far between lately.
How do you shake off a bad run?