Today I ran my tempo all in the trails of Stanley Park. I felt the fatigue from my weekend of racing and training.
When I arrived home from work I was not feeling the best with a slight headache and some dizziness. I quickly put on my flats and headed out into the amazing Vancouver weather to run my 50 minute tempo. The warm up was a struggle and I felt sluggish and very tired. I had no pop to my stride nor was there any burning desire to run. I also continued to have a headache, not good news. Once I got into my tempo things did not improve. I felt sluggish off the ground and generally flat. After 10 minutes I thought about quitting the workout and heading home but I thought better and made a compromise with myself. I would run 30 minutes at tempo pace. I was then able to shut off the brain a bit and just hammer out the minutes until my timer buzzed it's final chime.
I thought I may try some drills and strides after the run but I was too tired and even had a bit of struggle to get home. I am not concerned with this workout as I have been training very hard the last few weeks and I have added a few hours of training into my schedule. I have also had some fit full night sleeps in the past few days which I am sure have added to my fatigue and general exhaustion.
The pictures on this blog today were taken by my friend Jenny when I was in New Brunswick and PEI. She is amazing and the photos she took of the sunsets and the sky in PEI were breathtaking. I am in awe of the color and contrast she achieved in almost darkness.