Ran the old high school cross country course this morning. Back in the day, when I ran XC for Grafton, I won a few races and set a PR of 17:01. All year the coached pushed me to break 17 but it never happened. He even went as far as saying he'd buy my McDonald's if I broke the barrier (maybe if he splurged a bit more I would have done it!). Didn't even come close to that this morning (27 on a slightly longer course), as my legs are junk and body feels run down.
I don't think the mileage is bothering me (not that it has been increasing) but the recovery time (i.e. sleep). I just think my body needs the Z's to recover properly and I'm in a bit of a hole right now and can't seem to catch up.
On of my co-workers with kids told me I'll get a good night's sleep when I turn 60. Somehow I believe that. Not complaining by any means, my kids are amazing!!! Just tough sometimes to go full bore when there's no gas in the tank.