The mindset for the 15 mile run was good. Beside being mad at the cat for the kitty antics of scratching the bed at 4am, the morning and prepartions for the run went well. Stepping outside yielded an unexpected chill but I knew it was temporary until the body warmed up.
At the beginning of each run there are aches and mind adjustments to get into a run, especially a long run. Often it takes 2 miles to feel like a runner and get into the groove. Today the stride wasn't fluid and each step felt like a stomp yet that should smooth out. At a mile I stopped to regroup and immediately felt better when resuming but that latest only a minute. The aching shins, the stomping footfall and the declining mental state made me decide suffering for 15 miles just to get the run in, wasn't going to benefit me. Turning around, I decided to try again tomorrow.