Remember two weeks ago when I could run 9.3 miles without a problem?
It is absolutely amazing how fast running fitness disappears.
That was my last race of the season and I promised myself some time away from running to focus on other things and to give myself a mental break.
In less than two weeks, my running fitness has evaporated.
I went out for a run last night and I was sucking wind after 3 miles. I felt like I was pushing so hard, but every time I looked at my Garmin I'd see I was running approximately a 10:30 pace.
I felt so out of shape and like a major slacker.
Then I remembered it's the off-season, time off is good, and it's really nothing to be upset about. Sure fitness levels disappear fast, but they can come back just as easily with a little bit of work.