AM- Intended to do a very challenging, technical, hilly long run at Caesars Head State Park. Got a bit of a late start and was feeling tired even on the drive up. Saw a trail I thought connected into the park so ran up it, but it was a dead end after less than a half mile. Went back to my car, drove into the park, had to find a place on the side of the road to park (park doesn't open till 9 am, annoyingly). Immediately felt bad- tired, sluggish, no energy, plus a new pain in my right hip. And found the trail was basically unrunnable- not really fun to slowly pick your way around things. Cut the run to less than 3 miles and called it a day. On the drive back to town, I decided to add a few more miles on the trails around Cleveland Park. Ran 2.5 more miles in about 25 minutes... on flat terrain. Yup, that's my day. 5.5 miles total in 1:04 with ~1000 ft climb between the 3 runs. Gone over 4 hrs including driving, just for less than 6 miles!
Now to spend a day with the family and resting. I've been pushing hard... maybe too hard, so having an easy day isn't a bad idea, though I missed my planned 100 mile week. Hard Mon-Thur, then petered out Fri-Sat. I need to get more sleep and recover better. 2 more hard training weeks, then taper for UROC.