There is an old saying "Ignorance is bliss". There is much truth in this saying. When you do a workout on the road or a trail, you can explain away not running as fast as you might have expected to do. But when you do a track workout, everything is stripped away and what is left is the how fast you can go.
This morning, I was up early and headed to the track for a solo Yasso 800 Marathon Prediction workout.
Driving over in the darkness, clouds, and rain, the workout already had a gloomy feel. Even warming, my legs felt flat.
Using the Yasso 800 Marathon Prediction technique that the minutes from the 800 represent the hours and the seconds would equal the minutes of the marathon. Based on this concept, I am looking at roughly either a 2:53 to 2:54.
Definitely, I thought I would run faster and felt like I was running fast but the truth was that I wasn't. And no matter how hard that I felt like I was pushing, I just could seem to run any faster.
What was really most frustrating? By end, I felt like I was tying up and I hadn't felt like this the entire summer and fall.
Maybe it was just the day or the work load. I am not sure what. But needless to say I was disappointed in my effort.
In the end, I will just chalk it up to having a bad day. We all have them and tomorrow will be better.