I ran 5 miles on Tuesday with the intention of running 7.5. My legs were just too heavy. Well, I made up for it today. I did 3 laps around Lake Ivanhoe and got my 7.5 miles logged.
My mind played an April Fool's joke on my legs. My legs felt heavy for the first 2 miles during my warmup, but my mind fooled them into running 5 and half more. I felt really good up until the last mile.
Warmup was 10:30 and 11:00 pace for the 2 miles. A quick retie of my shoelaces and off I went. Of my workout mileage, the first 2 miles were 8:30 and 8:45. I don't know what my times were after that, because of how the loop is and I don't have everything measured.
I died the last mile of my run. I felt like quitting and walking the rest of the way home. There was a headwind most of it. My right foot obviously had a blister and was starting to unnerve me. Where does the runner's high kick in exactly, because I needed it about then.
It started easy and turned into a hard run. 7.5 miles logged and I feel good about it. I will take off tomorrow, but I hope the blister (which popped on its own during the workout) heals and hardens into a callous by Saturday. I would like to log another long run.