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Reason for Sluggish Runs?

First off I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there:)  I hope you all had a great day!

Last week I blogged about a couple sluggish runs I had and I couldn’t figure out why.  I ran a 9 miler and felt great and was happy with my pace.  Then I ran a 7 miler and a 5 miler that were less than stellar.  I felt super sluggish and my speed was nonexistent:( What was wrong?  Why did I feel that way?  I wracked my brain looking for an answer and couldn’t think of anything.  Until yesterday when I realized that I ran out of my multi-vitamin with iron mid week, which is when I had my bad runs.  I tend to run low on iron and am thinking that might have had a negative affect on my runs.

Luckily I got more vitamins delivered this weekend and have been taking them for 2 days.  I am going to take one more day off since my PF is bothering me (luckily my quad is feeling fine) and hopefully get in my 10 miler tomorrow.  This will be the test!  I really hope my next run feels better than my last 2;)

Even though I felt sluggish last week I still got in some good workouts:)

Sunday:  20 mile bike ride

Monday:  5.5 mile hike to Lake 22

lake 22Tuesday:  Rest

Wednesday:  7 mile run

Thursday:  Rest

Friday:  5 mile run

Saturday:  16 mile bike ride

It’s been nice to get in a couple bike rides now that the weather has been cooperating:)  I still need to get my bike tuned up for the season since the brakes are a bit squeaky and the gears need some tweaking.

Have you ever had extra sluggish runs and wondered why?  Is your bike ready for summer riding?  How was your Mother’s Day?

Have a great day and happy running!



  1. It’s always good when you can pinpoint the reason for a sluggish run. My run Saturday left much to be desired. I chalk it up to the insane hill repeats and mile repeats I ran on Wednesday night. Killer.

  2. I think sluggish runs seem to go in cycles with me. whatever the reason, although I have heard running a nice slow long run can help recover the legs

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