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5.78K but Monday blues

jrunner
jrunnerGraduate10

Just completed 5.78k for today's run but with my worst pace ever for this distance. I was slow by almost 35 second par km (overall distance slow by over 2 min). Disappointed but I was trying to build strength for running through uphill area of my route by not breaking run (running slow instead of walking) as suggested by runner's.

Hopefully I will be able to get back to my pace during week also hoping for weather to support (rain and snow prediction).

Happy Running Everyone!!

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I really wouldn’t worry about it. Our bodies are subject to all sorts of factors: sleep, weather, mental stress, emotions, what you’ve eaten and when. Saturday I went out and ran a very hilly 4.5k after a good nights sleep and felt on top of the world all day; yesterday, after tossing and turning, I barely managed 1.6k on the flat. Today I’m debating whether to run at all, even though I slept well. Some runs are just like that. Your body maybe needs a bit of rest. Next run will be better.

jrunner
jrunnerGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Yes, I am thinking about taking a break for a day. I am running over a month without break with adding half km distance each week (extra km on Sat-Sun). Possibly my body and mind require one day rest, I just worry about bad weather days when i'll have to break my running routine, that's the reason I haven't taken break.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to jrunner

I don’t know how long you’ve been running, but if under 6 months to a year you probably need your rest days

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Hi jrunner...don't be disappointed! You were out there doing your thing....that's what you should be looking at...some runs are just like that...be proud of yourself for being out there first thing on a Monday morning and starting your week with a run, fast or slow, well, i can't think of anything better...well done x

jrunner
jrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Thanks for motivation!

SlowLoris
SlowLorisGraduate10

Running on hills will be slower. Also remember that slow running is good training. Most of your mileage should be at an easy pace. The difference between my 5K PB and my easy pace is about 90 seconds per km.

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