Greg Strosaker ran: Should have slept in....

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  • 15 miles
  • 01:58 time
  • 08:02 pace
  • 1890 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
Dragging 14.7 mi 01:58 08:02 pace

Should have slept in. Should have taken hydration. Should have eaten more last night. Maybe should have done anything but run this one. Felt like the worst training run of the season, the last 5 miles were pure survival shuffle mode, couldn't wait to get home. Running late because it took longer than expected, then all 3 boys were up early when I got home. Morning has been pure chaos.
Tomorrow has to be a better day. One more midweek 15-miler to go this season.

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    A solid run is slated for this week! You've paid your penance to the running gods.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve S.

    Tough one, but you got it done. Must be a nice feeling to just have the one midweek 15 to go...

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    I feel your pain. My morning was like that and I didn't even run. The great thing is that it's behind you now and you just have one more of these left in your training program. Way to push through.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all - @Sarah, since I have the River Run Half on Sunday, I'm hoping that's the reward for the penance.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Matt
    Matt

    Way to fight through and get it done. If you weather was like ours (hot/humid) I can see why you'd be glad to finish! Tomorrow is a new day.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    Totally - I slept in this morning. Could not drag myself out of bed after my 15 miles yesterday. great job with these miles! You are awesome!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.

    Ugh. Well, at least you got the worst training run of the season out of the way, right?

    over 2 years ago Like

  • John K.
    John K.

    It's okay Greg. It's humid as hell and you have been training very hard. You will gain nothing by beating yourself up. Taper up for your race. Maybe do a Garminless 6 miler for fun. SLOW.

    You got this.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lynn
    Lynn

    That sounds rough Greg and I know it was if it was hard for you of all people. Great job finishing and sounds like things can only go up from here. Sunday will make you forget all about this run. ;)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lisa K.
    Lisa K.

    Make sure you take care of yourself...you will do great!!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • David P.
    David P.

    Sounds like you had one of those true character testing runs. Well, the good news is that you are done. Hope the rest of your day goes better.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Wow, sounds like a tough one, Greg. Definitely putting a good strain on your mental toughness. Nice job pushing through. It sounds like maybe you are getting worn down from all the mileage, and perhaps need a rest day or just more sleep, in general? Just an idea, I'm no expert.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mindi G.
    Mindi G.

    Blah. Workouts like that are pretty painful mentally too. Good job toughing it out. Now rest up and recover for tomorrow.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    It's inevitable. You are going to have tough runs but in the end they seem to make you stronger, so I am glad you didn't sleep in or do "anything but run this one." Plus you said it all with the line "Tomorrow has to be a better day." and it will no doubt!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.

    You've hit a bit of a rough patch. I know you'll navigate it in the best way for you!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Rob R.
    Rob R.

    You still got it done, which is a great accomplishment. Everyone has their limits, and looks like you pushed right up to the brink of yours today. I am sure you will be better rested and hydrated tomorrow.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Carla Jo C.
    Carla Jo C.

    Chalk this up to a learning experience and move forward! It's hard to determine all the variables BEFORE you run - usually it's DURING the run that they become evident!! Praying that your next run is BETTER than planned :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike
    Mike

    Shoulda coulda woulda.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Stefan
    Stefan

    I've got one of these in the morning, not looking forward to it now! Know exactly how you feel Greg; it's getting close and some days are starting to feel like a grind. I manage through extra sleep... I cannot begin to imagine how you cope with such little sleep! Rest well if you can find the time :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Rachel C.

    Mental prep, right?

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Andy F.

    Sorry it was a rough one Greg. You got the mental toughness training in though. The next one will be better.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Maddy
    Maddy

    ugh sorry you had a slug-fest this am dude. Even Batman has off days, hang in there, get some rest and hydrate!!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joe M.

    Ugh Greg - way to get through this one and turn the page - that really is what some runs at this stage are all about. Way to hang in there and not give in to all the urges to mail it in. Tomorrow most certainly will be a better day - you are right on point. Don't sweat this one even the smallest bit. Just a speck of sand on the beach.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    Yuck. But you know this is just the result of accumulated fatigue. It's a good sign that the body is adequately stressed.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Gil
    Gil

    I totally agree about food intake, I ate pizza and a soda for lunch and barely made 9:00 pace for my 6 mile run yesterday. I'm sure you'll get it this weekend for sure:)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Paul
    Paul

    Only one more to go, there is at least a light at the end of the tunnel Greg!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mark W.
    Mark W.

    There is still plenty to take away from this one - mental and physical benefits. Great midweek slog Greg!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tom S.
    Tom S.

    Another one's in the books. Only one more longish mid-weeker to go.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Frank A.
    Frank A.

    Still a nice run today!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Eva R.
    Eva R.

    Oh no! Don't let this shake your confidence though... Some of these bad runs are immediately followed by better-than-imagined workouts and races. Hoping that is true for you this week.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • David S.
    David S.

    Hang in there Greg. I felt the same on Saturday for my 18 miler. 15 is 15 way to get it done.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ronnie B.
    Ronnie B.

    8:02 pace for almost 15 is not dragging. Great run there Greg.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Malcolm M.
    Malcolm M.

    You make the torture look good.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tim H.
    Tim H.

    Midweek 15-miler...sheesh. Way to go!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Beep Beep
    Beep Beep

    Glad you finished this run! Hope you get a little rest and hydrate properly..Take care of Greg!! Cheers.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Daisy G.
    Daisy G.

    Those long ones during the week are killer. Good job pushing through and surviving kid chaos. You're right, tomorrow will be better.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chris P.

    Still so impressed that you go it in and done!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Ugh, that dreaded survivor shuffle #@&^!*@ is awful! I hope the day has smoothed out for you man. Way to hang in there and get it done. Many lesser athletes would have bagged after a few mins, rather than persisting for the final 5 miles.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all - @Steve, I had no choice, I'd done a big loop and the shortest path home was 5 miles.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Oh wow. Been there for sure. That makes for a miserable return trip...

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Hang in there Greg, this will all pay off as you know. Greg job getting it done!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Karl B.
    Karl B.

    I find when I have a bad run the next day I have an awesome run! Good running Greg, even if it did drag :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    This MWLSD are so intimidating! You rule!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S

    Great work getting it done today Greg! Hope the legs recharge for your next run.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Adrian P.
    Adrian P.

    Great run. Those long mid-week runs are tough, in particular when you are light on fuel and water.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jim

    First I have to say how surprising it was to read that our runs were so similar - not the results as you were very strong is spite of the harsh conditions. I hope your day got better and I have no doubt that your runs will be. Ironically I stumbled on a podcast with DD50K that I missed when we had a lot of company which I plan to enjoy later this evening featuring a runner and writer for Ohio ... ;-).

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y

    There was me just thinking it was a nice run, who knew? :)

    over 2 years ago Like