That's how I feel. Ran 5k for time this morning. Warmed up with an easy mile, stretched and off I went. I planned on taking it out fast and thought I had done just that, but I crossed the mile marker at 8:26 - was planning on 7:30 or so. I covered the next mile in 8:41 and did slightly better on mile three at 8:36. I'm happy with the relative consistency of the splits, but not the times themselves. Total run 26:32. I know I'm beat up, but I expected more out of myself this morning.
I know I am at the end of a hard period and should not beat myself up, but its in my nature.
I read the string of emails regarding the article not being published in the August edition. Pam said it best and I imagine there is a lot of truth in what she wrote. I for one feel better than I have in years both physically and mentally. Going into this I really did not think my swimming or biking were going to get much better, but was real hopeful on the running. Surprise, surprise - my swimming and biking both improved. My running has improved, but not by as much as I was hoping, but I learned a lot. I have to work on my fundamentals - next year will be different! I look in the mirror and don't recognize the guy looking back at me - he looks too young! It is quite literally like I have erased 10 years of wear and tear.
I think the most amazing part is the little amount of time it took to recover after Rev3 and Patriot - Patriot a little longer, but then again, these races were only two weeks apart!
I don't plan on doing a WOD at the end of IMLP, but I will do my best to make everyone proud.