You ever have one of those days that you really need a workout because somebody was so mean or nasty to you? Or maybe something is in the news that is so disturbing, you just can't shake it? I have had many fastest runs fueled by hurt, anger and my own mental trap. Today I really need a hard run, but unlucky for me I already ran and am in a taper or I would run again!
Although the run doesn't solve the issue, it sure wears me out to where I can stop thinking about it, release some tension, or maybe make the issue seem like not such an issue anymore. Hitting a new PR doesn't hurt either.
Recovery is literally just over that hill, but not today.