Last night was my easy base run of a modest 45min. I normally look forward to these easy efforts, but after this week's harder efforts, I wasn't so sure.
Right off the bay everything felt tired, heavy and stuff, like I was running in a lead suit. It never really went away, but I kept trying to get smoother and keep my heartrate down. I managed to do both (I think - my Garmin battery went dead) but it was a tough go. I kept telling myself that I would probably feel like this racing in Mont Tremblant, so get used to it.
I did get the run done well, and I managed to miss the big downpour too, but I am sore now. The lack of fluidity has created some achey ankles and tight muscles. I think it is finally time to retire the runners, which have two years of mileage on them, including a marathon.
Tonight is a longer ride, and the weekend brings long efforts which includes a ride with some buddies outdoors. Should be fun.