I know running has a huge mental component and Thursday night I let it get to me.
I intended on doing some speed work at the track. When I got home from work I really didn't feel like going back out there. I contemplated not going at all. Then I thought maybe I would just go for a 6 miler and skip the speed this week. I've been trying to increase my speed distance a little more each week. I started with just 400's and have either added more 4's or increased a couple of them to 800's.
I finally decided to get going, hit the track and see how it went. I did 2-400's. The time was actually right in line with where I've been, 1:48 and 1:47. At this point I should have bumped it up to 8's but I kept on with the 4's. I did two more at 1:47 each and then I left the track. Even though physically I was doing fine I just wasn't into it. I ran my cool down route back home.
I wasn't really tired. Nothing really hurt. I just couldn't get my head into the idea of running those laps that night. I guess it takes a lot of mental stamina to pound out laps around the track and I just didn't have it.
I'll give it another try next week.