So my hm was almost three weeks ago and my plan post hm was to maintain long runs of 8-10 miles as I would like to retain some of the fitness I gained during training rather than starting again for October. My training schedule was a 5 mile Monday, a long run Thursday and a 3 mile parkrun Saturday. These all fit in my weekly routine. The reality is that I had 5 days off running post hm. Then a parkrun on the Saturday which felt fine. Monday was approx 4.3 miles, Thursday a 9 mile which felt tough then a 3 mile event on Sunday. This week was 4.3 mile Monday and my planned 9 mile yesterday became an 8 mile. I was finding it tough, was too fast but struggled to slow. My legs felt heavy and my head wasn't in it as it was my brothers birthday up in heaven.
In my ideal world I would have a weeks break post hm and then pick up where o left off. But I am finding the long runs tough mentally and physically. My hayfever has pitched up a gear and the weather is much warmer so I guess that may be affecting me? What should I do differently?