I have no idea why running a measly 4.7 miles
seemed so hard today. My pace was slow, the temperature was cool, but I just couldn’t get a breathing rhythm going. It was almost as if I had forgotten how to breathe while I ran. I was wheezing heavily taking in too much air in my lungs, I was not relaxed, my whole body was tense; the whole 42 minutes was quite awful. It is probably the worst run I have had in the past few months. Maybe this is was taper feels like. Even the pack of about a dozen javalinas that I ran into (literally) didn’t excite me (usually I perk up when I see any sort of wildlife).
Anyway, it is behind me. I have less 9 days to go for IMAZ. With all my long bikes, long runs and long swims, I’m ready!
|Pizza at Don and Debbie’s place
We went out to dinner at Don and Debbie’s place for some of the finest pizza I have had since moving to Arizona. The blanca and the one with figs were absolutely superb!