Today's Lyrics: 'Gave you all I had and you tossed it in the trash'
Last Hard: Yesterday
Last Rest: 15/01
Good suggestions guys thanks. I actually still have no idea what my races times would be as I haven't done any running races! I know I can run a HM in 1 hour 50, but that was in training. 5k times I would like to think I could average below 5 min/kms. I ran my run yesterday between 5:20 and 5:30 min/km... so still need to slow down (I do know this is what I get told all the time!). The slower I run the more it hurts my hips.
Today's brick is a classic example of why I am confused. The run was 20 mins and hurt like hell (sore legs from yesterday and post ride). I ran on a flatish route and whilst it hurt, I was fine to grit down and get it done. On a long run however my breathing goes (even if it feels like a slow pace) and my body/mind just give up.
I had a gel at around 40mins into the run (trying to take in something prior to needing it). It didn't seem to help. I forgot my inhaler (recently perscribed it for the wheeze). It is just frustrating.. If only I could feel the same way at 15km that I do at 10km.. weird.
Cummulative fatigue today... the first 15km of my run was fine.. the last 5km was cramps, heavy leags, wheezing and feeling absolutely rubbish. It didn't help that the last part of my run is quite hilly and I have already hit 9 hours of training this week.
Does anyone have the cure to the heavy legs? I stopped so many times in the last 5km feeling like I was going to just fall down. I don't feel like my endurance for running has increased at all since I started running. I still don't think I could run anymore than 2 hours and for the majority I struggle to complete this without stopping at least a few times. Words of wisdom from my long runners??
P.S- the above does not change with my pace.. regardless of running 5min/km or 6min/km. That heavy leg feeling eventually comes and kills my run.
What: 3km swim (endurance and drills) + night shift 29/42
Why: Easy week - my work wants to break me
Last hard: Saturday
Last rest: 1/7
Filthy weather here to. 37 degrees and muggy as all hell. Thunder storms expected overnight. I wasn't really feeling the swim today- just tired. Another week of night shifts start tonight. Slowing getting them done (for now).