No, it’s not what you think.  I went for a run today, Easter.  I did a 3.5 mile loop in Torrington, that same one I did back when it was in the 20’s.  Today it was in the 70’s, the weather was perfect.  I left a water bottle in the bushes at my in-laws house.  I stopped there to grab a drink for a minute or so then headed for an out and back up New Litchfield Street.  I ran 1.75 miles up hill the whole way.  300 feet of elevation in total.  Then I turned around and came back down the hill.  At mile 6 or so I thought, wow I feel good, I can go forever.  Then my left knee started to get sore.  About 400 yards later I felt like I just wanted to be home.

At the time I thought I had gotten tired, but in hindsight I think I had run out of energy.  My runs are long enough now that I need to start taking in calories.  I’m going to buy some energy gel for my next run.  About 100 yards after my energy died out, my nipple started to chafe.  Ouchie.  Time to get body glide too.  The run went really well.  It was slow, but again, I am trying to keep my heart rate down.  I ran 7 miles in 1:20.  Really slow, but that is part of the plan right now.  I’ll work on speed later.  I took an ice bath, and a shower and I was good to go.