AM - Green Valley run - changed course by going on River Trail instead of run and then when I went under the freeway in Washington I went on down to Telegraph and up to Cottonmill East and up to home. I thought this would get me 25, but it didn't and I didn't have the legs to get it to 25.
I am a bit ashamed to write about this run because it was so bad. But I guess we learn a lot from the poor runs too. So here are the depressing statistics: miles 1-4 down to the river trail 7:04, 6:54,7:16,6:56 - not bad about where they should be; miles 5 and 6 on dirt connection to trail and washed out section of trail too dark to see footing so it slowed me down 7:24,7:23; Miles 7-14.25 across St. George and up Valley View 7:24,7:13,7:15,7:23,7:34,7:38,7:56,8:07, and 7:50 pace - pretty crappy on the flat and up Valley View, I wasn't into it mentally, physically, of with any heart - a very bad combination, stopped at the gas station at the top of VV for a little break and decided I would get back into with a better attitude; Miles14.25-16.75 up Skyline 8:28,8:05, and 9:08 pace - things went from bad to worse; Miles 16.75-24 6:57,6:46,7:13,7:16,7:51,7:32,8:28, and 9:04 pace - tried to hit the last section at marathon like I am supposed to, but it wasn't there. Even when I was pushing the best I could do was where my whole run should have been. (Glycerin)
Don't be too harsh with your comments, I am in a very fragile state right now. It is just frustrating when things won't work they way you want. Oh well... I get up and try to do better tomorrow.
Water at 5,9,13... Ultima Replenisher at 7,11,15... Gu at about 17.