I had it in my head that while this week on the training schedule the long day called for 10 miles, next week called for 13. So I wanted to push it a little; I did 10 last week so today I thought I'd go for 11-12.
Then I realized that no, next week is only 11 miles.
Still, my ego not so fully in check, I thought I'd go ahead and shoot for 12.
I took a break at 5.5, another at 9.5, and at 10.5 realized I was struggling. My legs hurt like hell, my back was screaming, and the ice in my Camelbak had melted...I was a tad over half a mile from home, so home I went.
11.2 miles...I can live with that, especially since I have to get 6 in tomorrow.
I may not be able to move from this spot until then, though...I kinda stink, so you might want avoid the vicinity.