I've been so happy this week, starting with a great run on Sunday morning and another easy 2-mile run on Tuesday night (after seeing Hood to Coast!). Then, on Wednesday, I did a fast 8.6 miles on the bike to keep up my cardio. I am definitely sleeping well.
Finally, I did approx 4 miles tonight and I was dragging from the first step. I just felt tired. Tired. So, I went slow and took it easy. I should celebrate that I actually completed almost 4 miles, or got in 50 minutes of cardio. Instead, I am a bit bummed about my slower pace.
I really hope that the answer is simply that I am tired. I have a rest day tomorrow, then a cycling cardio day on Saturday, which will be casual. Then, another long run (6 miles) on Sunday. My last long run before the 10K.
Feeling a little excited, but also nervous. I know I can complete it, but I want it to feel good (like my 5 mile run last weekend felt GOOD). Maybe a lighter week is just what I need.