Bleh, after many weeks of nice progression, a bad run appears out of nowhere. There was no reason for a bad run. I wasn’t tired. I wasn’t sick. The weather conditions weren’t bad, a little windy, but nothing that I couldn’t overcome.
I intended to do 9 miles at a 9:30 pace. I lasted 4 at a 10:00+pace. Yech. I started off going at a 9:30 and developed a side stitch within the first mile. It got worse and I was forced to stop. I walked for a bit until it went away. Then I started running again, albeit more slowly. I still felt crummy. It was tough and hard and I just couldn’t do it. I gutted it out until I reached four miles (of running) and called it quits.
I know bad workouts happen and they happen for inexplicable reasons. But it still sucks.