The song says, "I got issues." Julia Michaels is right, I have some. Two to be in fact on today's run. Luckily, both of them are easy to fix and I don't generally make these beginner mistakes.
First, I normally eat between 2 and 2.5 hours before I run. I like to not have anything bouncing around in there. Today though, I just forgot. As I was eating my oatmeal with flax and Chia seeds, I realized. Damn, I ate about 55-60 minutes before my run. I definitely felt it in there as soon as I started. My stomach felt heavy the whole way. I managed to move on mentally though, as an hour is still a decent wait time, just not what I prefer.
Second, if you read the post about Strides yesterday, you know that you shouldn't do so many or do them so hard that an easy day becomes hard. Well, I did 10 of them yesterday after not doing them for awhile. Today, my legs were a little sore. It wasn't too bad or too detrimental to my run, but I simply overdid it on them.
Somehow, today I ran an even stronger 5miles than I did yesterday though. I ran smooth for the first 4 miles. I looked at my mile split after the 4th and realized I ran a 7:27 and felt really good. I decided to push mile 5 for fun and to see what I had left. I ended up running a 7:07 last mile and my pace overall was 7:46/mile. The ever important stride rate today was a strong 181.