Last Sunday I went out on a trail run at Cottonwood Canyon with the Red Rock Runs group. Cottonwood is the site of my Ride the Wind 100 course so I am very familiar with the terrain and trails. That being said even I get caught up in the excitement of the run and I bit off more than I could chew.
I had planned on a nice, simple 10 miler but unfortunately crumbled to the peer pressure and 18ish it became. I actually am not really sure because my gps died and phone was on its last 5%. I think it more resembled the Bataan Death March for me instead of an easy trail run. I am definitely not in the best running shape right now. Sigh...
So even experienced runners and coaches can he caught up in the moment. Know your limits and run within yourself being injured or sore for 5 days isn't conducive to a consistent training program.