I posted on the Tuesday session thread that I was going to do 8.5 miles steady.
Well, OK, it wasn't maybe as steady as I would ideally wanted but after just over 4 miles, the wheels came off totally. I was running up a long but not too steep a hill when I had to stop. Energy felt zero, I felt like sh1t and just couldn't get myself going again. I was doing about 8 min miles up until then, which I think is about 'my' pace for this sort of distance.
I ended up run/ walking the rest and only doing 7.5 miles in the end. It felt like some slow motion fartlek session.
I feel totally p....ed off with myself and I'm not sure what went wrong.
Whilst crawling back, tail between my legs, I tried to figure out what the problem was.
Am I not fit enough? Maybe. Most of my runs have been shorter except the BB 1/2. However, many of my taining runs recently have been with Mrs RB at 10 - 11 min miles. Any I do on my own are faster but only around 5 - 6 miles.
I didn't take water - dehydration? (temp 22 deg)
I know there's a lot of expertise out there and I would like anyone's input on what the problem could be.
Or do I just put it down to a bad day and write it off?