Last night was a 12miler and boy, was it rough! When I began it was 40 deg. The first lap around the lake was great, uneventful. The second lap was a bit harder and I tried to mentally prepare myself for "just one more time around." The third lap was rough. I was exhausted, it was cold - the temp fell 10 deg and with me being a sweat monster, I was wet and that made me even colder. I struggled through it, even walking a few times and ended up with 11.71mi in 1:56:45, just under 10/min miles. I do believe that part of the problem was that I did not eat well at all yesterday. I hardly had any protein all day and just didn't eat a whole lot. So, by the time I got home, not only could I not move my hands (they felt just like they did when I finished the marathon...it was weird), but my stomach was very upset and queasy.
I felt much better after a hot shower and a good dinner and a big glass of milk. No miles scheduled for today, instead a giant snowstorm is supposedly heading our way. Tomorrow I'll try to get 5 or 6 in at the gym in preparation for Saturday's 10miler with a friend. Big mileage week!