For this week's recovery run I really had one goal:enjoy it. W5D1 was so tough, I just wanted to get an enjoyable run in for the appointed 35 minutes. I started out a much better pace than Tuesday, but I was still tired much sooner than I should have. I ended up with an 11:58 pace over 35 minutes, which is only a few seconds faster than I did 5 miles last Saturday.
I have to imagine that the fatigue I'm feeling from grief over my grandmother's death and my worries about my Dad following an accident on the farm is affecting my energy. I'd had a really strong week last week, and I expected better from this week.
It's also possible that my body is starting to favor morning runs. I'll have to try that next Tuesday.