4 mile run in the morning, ankle hurt a little bit but not too bad.
Decided to do the workout today. No problems with the ankle, but the workout was awful. I was going to do a total of 6 or 7 tempo miles broken up into segments but I was going so slow and putting in a lot of effort. I have had a cold for the past 4 days, so I'm going to blame it on that but it was still pretty frustrating. It never bothered me on any of my normal runs, but I guess it affects you a lot more when you start trying to push it. Also, my bowels need to chill. I had to stop at home several times during a single run. Warmed up 2 miles and did some strides, stopped at home, did some strides and started 3 miles tempo. Was going for 5:45 and hit 5:46 for the first mile. I was ok with that, but then I hit 5:49 after feeling like I had picked it up. I sped up again and got through the third mile in 5:33 (downhill), 5:43 average. This required way more effort than I thought it would. Jogged home for a second and jogged to the track to see what else I could muster up. Did a mile in 5:36, rested for 2 or 3 minutes, and did another mile in 5:24. Now that I look back at it it wasn't an awful workout, still not what I wanted or was expecting. Jogged home and called it quits. 8 miles for this run.