Here’s the thing. I have been following my running routine quite successfully, but after these last 2 weeks my body just can’t get enough rest. Whenever I can catch up on some sleeping or fuel my body for long runs , that’s what I do. Nevertheless I still feel that I could have more energy. I think it’s time for 2-3 days break.
On Saturday I was ready to kick off my long run – 16.5 miles (27 km) and then suddenly I just had no energy: running the entire week, working and other arrangements took off as well. If a lack of energy catches me at some point before the run, I always try to assess if it is due to laziness or it’s my body telling me: “not this time darling”.
On Saturday the latter was true.
So, after work I rushed home, hanged around and did nothing. It did not seem right at all. I skipped my running and had no energy to focus on whatever on my to-do list. Since I started the marathon training, my energy levels raised considerably. I got so used to it that one evening with no plans seemed very weird.
On Sunday afternoon, after indulging myself with 10 hours sleep, I nailed 27 km, 2 km more than a week before. After my previous long runs I hadn’t noticed any particular changes in my body apart from general tiredness. This time was absolutely different!!!
- By the time I arrived home – terrible pain in my right knee. Just the idea of not running anymore due to injury put me down …
- My muscles were a bit sore
- I was walking like a toddler with a nappy trying to control her legs ;)
All morning and afternoon I still walked like a toddler. Some soreness eased after 20 min sauna and a little stretching. But I definitely felt those 27 km! I could not even be bothered to smile. Here’s the only one I made for the blog purposes…
I will keep myself off running on Tue and Wed and do some stretching instead.
If you are asking: Am I getting tired of running? No. My body however does. I would love to implement some more Yoga, but time shortage does not make it so easy.
I won’t stop now as marathon day is just 42 days away. I still ♥ running. Just my engine needs a little upgrade…
Speaking about the upgrade I can say that my wardrobe is getting more and more colourful. I start playing with fashion. Here are my Monday’s colours…
After busy day with at least one coffee too much (I drunk 4!) I found myself in the kitchen…starving! I was so tempted to just grab whatever was ready and at hand, but the idea of having pizza for dinner won! Who wouldn’t like pizza ;)
Toppings included leek, parma ham and goats cheese. I served it with fresh salad to complement the heavy texture of pizza. You wonder if I did the pizza dough myself ? No way. I am still recovering from my first and so far my last attempt to make pizza dough in 2011.
How was your Monday?