So what gives? Well I have a few theories:
1) High Mileage Hangover: I am feeling the effects of the easy-breazy miles from last week. I can't expect to hit a 3 year mileage high without any after effects. What goes up, must come down.
2) Rhythm: Running higher miles got my body/legs in a regular rhythm of constant running. Taking more time-off makes it harder to restart all systems when I want them to restart.
3) Heat/Humidity: It was about 10 degrees cooler last week, which despite the fact I'm trying to not complain about running in the heat this year, makes a big difference.
|Running on the Monon Trail in Indiana last Sunday|
As for my marathon training, here is a graph of my progress so far (blue line is actual, red is forecasted):
|Marathon training 2014|
|Yesterday at the track (for one whole lap)!|
Have a great weekend!