For the past few weeks, I have been averaging over 30 klms per week - and this week my plan had me doing a quiet one with only 15K. I actually noticed that the first couple of short and slow 5K runs this week were a bit of a "struggle" - then today, I had volunteered to be "tailrunner" at parkrun , which usually turns out to be about a walk of 1 hour ( sure enough, this morning it was 58 minutes! ) - so I thought that I would walk the 5k as a tailrunner and then would do an easy paced 6.5K run home. Well!! What a struggle that was !! It was fairly hilly - and I just had no energy. I was wearing low drop shoes which I don't wear very often - and I think that I have noticed in the past that I don't really like them much - running always seems to be a bit of a struggle with them ( Saucony Kinvara 3's) - and I realised later that I had had no sustenance in the early hours before the run ( maybe my energy levels were low because of that??)
This afternoon I have achy legs and went back to bed!!
Anyway , it's back to a high volume week again this coming week with a 16KLm longrun -- I hope I buck up a bit!!!