After having to scrap my mile repeats on Friday simply because my schedule was super busy, the weekend wasn't any more open. Consequently, I had 3 days of rest in a row and just didn't feel smooth on today's run. I think mainly I was just irritated I hadn't been able to run. I didn't want to jump into mile repeats to start the week, so I ran a mile warmup, then did a 4 mile tempo run. It took me about 27:34 to run 4 miles. I never really felt good, but whatever. I think it has something to do with my Achilles.
Fortunately, my Achilles problem has nothing in common with Adam Wainwright from the St. Louis Cardinals. He injured his Achilles running out a ball in the baseball game this past weekend. Wainwright is likely done for the season. My Achilles problem is my nutrition. I have a difficult time sticking to my nutritional game plan. I know what to eat, when to eat it, what not to eat, yet I suck at following the plan. The fuel in my body is not optimal for my running efficiency right now, and I can feel it. Luckily, I can turn things around quickly and plan to do so effective immediately. Tonight's dinner is meat, sweet potato, and veggies......I hope