Week 4 – running recap

WD4D1 – D4: Friday to Monday I reached my daily goal just by moving offices all day every day. The team came together and from early morning until late night did not stop for a second. It was all over competitions week, when you don’t sleep for days just work-work-work.

I definitely feel that I am getting older. In the past I used to be able to handle such days with humour and having energy. But this is not the case anymore. I feel like a zombie. I am there, but not there at the same time.

 

WD4D5 Finally on Tuesday I managed to squeeze in a 30 min run, which was a blast. I found a great route that is a mix of known, unknown and challenging with a rewarding finish.

Running path
Aim to improve

Fatigue is my demon at the moment. I feel an unprecedented tiredness after my training. I look unwell and I don’t feel any joy runners supposed to feel after training. My body is not aching, but I have no energy. I am not sure what to do. As I have been running for 5 years, I don’t think 30 min exercise would cause any harm. But I definitely feel stuck. I would like to run to keep fit, but I feel rather depressed and not wanting to do anything.

I am debating if I should cut back and maybe run only 15-20 minutes instead of half an hour. But my body is wanting more. If you have experienced anything like this, please tell me your story. It might help me to overcome this issue.

WD4D6 After all the debate and ranting the day before, I decided to go out for a quick 15 min jog. I did not have the car to go to the lake, so I just ran around the estate. First I planned to do one loop, which is about 15 min and then walk, however I couldn’t stop. I felt strong and carried on. Eventually I ran 35 minutes and faster than before. Clearly I don’t know my body very well.

Wentworth Estate
Running to be fit

WD4D7 Recovery day = Day Off

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Lazy day with Ciccio

Hello Friday!

Now that you are here it is time to recap this week’s fitness activities:

W01D1: Last Friday I ran around the East side of Virginia Water Lake. I generally follow the hidden path to the bushes then swing around towards Guards Polo Club. From there I take the lake on my right hand and jog back to the car park. It happened to be a 7.5 km in total, which is not bad for a first long run after so many weeks of excuses.

W01D2 Saturday was recovery day.

W01D3 Sunday we became parents to two gorgeous babies. Look at them, I am in love!

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Kittens

W01D4: Monday was busy day at work and I was on my feet all day long, which is visible on my step count πŸ™‚ I use the Health app on my iPhone, which is connected with Nike Run Club and my Vitality app.

W01D5: Tuesday was all about recovery and ROMWOD. I love ROMWOD. If you don’t know what I am talking about check out the link. I first heard about it from a super gorgeous and inspiring Lady calledΒ Carly Rowena. If you haven’t heard about her, you totally need to check out her website and Β her youtube channel.

W01D6: Wednesday was a weird day off. I was at work twice but I was off at the same time. I ran around the estate in the evening. It was 4.7 km in total. I was contemplating to run to the station and back just to make it a round 5k instead of 4.7 but I couldn’t be bothered. I was hungry and went home directly.

W01D7: Thursday is my ROMWOD day before another Friday longish run. Today is also my NAMEday, and look what I received in the afternoon:

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Flowers from Parents

 

Less than 3 weeks left until the Richmond RUNFEST. The race packs are being dispatched next week, so that is something to look out for. I am getting nervous as I haven’t trained enough for this race. But I am confident that I can make it. Stick with me to find out.

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