Remember the term "junk miles?" Miles you run that don't accomplish anything? I think I just ran 8 of them. Or rather, ran 5 and walked 3.
It was one of those runs where you keep on going figuring it has to get better.
It didn't. After feeling like I was flying day before yesterday, today I had cement legs. And finally, a mile after my turnaround and 3 miles from home, I said "The heck with it" and walked it in.
My legs feel stiff and my Achilles tendons are sore again. I thought I was over my (very short) cold but my throat is scratchy now. I'm tired. I just want to go to sleep.
What, now I ask you what, did those miles accomplish for me? I should have turned around after the first 15 minutes.
8 miles, 1:40 -- first 4, 41:26; second 4, nearly an hour.