I’ve been struggling on my long runs since I started my new training plan. I think it’s a combination of the weather and also a lot of high intensity stuff at the gym. Still working out the best days for heavy squats so they don’t affect my interval or hill running too much. And also working out which days are best for double workouts and which combinations go best so I can put max effort in.
This morning I woke up hungry but made a quick getaway before I gave in and ate breakfast to do my short-long run of 14km. My legs were just so exhausted and I was finding it pretty tough at 6:30am already 20 degrees and 99% humidity.
I found a little trail off the main Plenty River trail and decided to go down there for a bit. After a while it branched off into mtb-ish tracks so I picked the route with the least amount of stinging nettles before making my way back to where I was going.