Had a rough workout today. I was scheduled for a 4 mile tempo w/ 2xcruise miles, but I fell off pace in the second mile and altered it to 2xmile tempo w/ 2xcruise half miles. It was blustery today, but I don't get hit by much wind on the Urb. Maybe 10 mph tops.
I started at Cali on the Urb after along warmup. I loosened up on the strides and felt okay in the first mile going 2:39/5:20. I felt myself slow in the second mile and couldn't do anything about it without pushing outside of tempo effort. Came through 2 miles in 10:49 (5:29) and made the call to change things up. 2:00 rest and got back at it. 2nd 2 mile in 10:39, so at least I stayed on pace.
I planned to do the cruise miles, but started the first on the uphill stretch into the wind but came through half in 2:47 feeling completely exhausted. I stopped, took 30 seconds to decide what to do, and turned around for a 2:38 downhill with-the-wind effort and elected to call it a day.
I'm surprised to have a bad workout. Tuesday was a heavy day for me, but I've taken it pretty easy since then. My right hip area has been really sore this week, but I felt more fatigue than anything. I ran it in the morning, maybe my body objected? Who knows.