AM- I got in bed by 10 last night, but tossed and turned for over 3 hours, finally falling asleep sometime after 1. Annoying. Nevertheless, I got up at 4 this morning for my run. I think I am going to be tired today. Plus my company is laying off 300 people today- hopefully I am not one of them. 6.5 miles.
PM- I did not get laid off, but it is not fun at all to watch your friends and coworkers leave. Just sad. For my workout, Paul and I were going to do a tempo on the First Dam 10k course. The weather was rather cold, with some intermittent wind and snow. After 3 miles warm up, we were off. My legs again felt sluggish during the entire run, just like the previous 2 weeks- not sure why, but I hope it goes away. The goal was about 6:00 pace for the run. I cannot say I ran with Paul during the workout- I just watched him progressively get further away. My first mile was 6:29, then 6:49, then 7:04. I had nothing. Nothing. The rest of the workout I struggled to hold 7:30 pace, plus had to stop for a bathroom break. Paul finished his workout, ran home, showered, ate dinner, watched a few episodes of the Simpsons, got back into his running clothes and ran back to the park... and he still got there before I finished my workout. 2.5 mile slog home.
So I can declare today was one of the 5 worst workouts of my life. Crap. I either have to write it off, or else I will get so depressed about my current fitness that I would quit running, eat lots of candy, get huge, and have to go on "The Biggest Loser" in a few years just so I could walk around the block in less than an hour. [Commentator]- "He used to be a 2:40 marathoner. Now he just wants to lose 240 pounds. Please welcome, Jon!"