15 miles with the group at jeremy ranch. i knew this run would be tough based on the posts from last week. i thought i was prepared to handle it, but i just couldn't hang today. i was totally fine up until about 10 miles, and then all of a sudden i was broken. i dropped back quite a bit right around the time that james had to stop to stretch out his foot, so he kindly kept me company on my slow trek back to the cars.
at one point james was actually beating me while race walking, and the rest of the group was no longer in sight. i felt pathetic. nothing like being the weakest link! my legs just wouldn't give me anything to work with today. this has now happened to me three times in the last three weeks -- i have no idea why i keep crashing. it has never been an issue for me until now. i'm kind of perplexed because i feel like i am stringing together some good weeks of training, only to end up feeling slower and less fit than ever before. where is the love, 2012?
even with the tough finish, i enjoyed this run today. it was beautiful -- soft surface running, gorgeous views, and great weather. the undulations are relentless, but it makes for great training.
i had to miss out on ruth's again. arg.
congrats to all the ogden runners. fritz! holy smokes.