Monday, April 16, 2012

4 16 to 4 22

mon 8 the time off helped. i felt good.
tues 8 didnt feel as good as yesterday
weds 8 feeling terrible again
fri 10 legs ache and were sluggish

sometimes its hard to see or admit whats wrong until someone points it out to you, which then confirms what you suspected. last summer, i was struggling on easy runs, so greg said i had to take some time off because i was overtrained. he was right. when i checked the logs, i saw i had gone way up in mileage way too fast. the past few weeks it was happening again. i was out of breath and my heart was pounding and i felt taxed at normally very easy paces. this time, it was matty p who pointed out what shouldve been obvious to me. as one of my countless die-hard blog followers, he had looked at my training and saw that i didnt allow myself any recovery after the 50k. i thought about how i had run 14 and 18 milers only 4 and 5 days after the race, so he was right. i had gotten caught up in what other people were doing (george and ferenc didnt need any time off, so i figured i didnt either) and tried to do it too. big problem. this time, ill take mattys advice to allow my body at least a week to get itself recovered, pick a goal race a few months down the line, and come up with a plan to gradually build up the mileage. if the plan works, ill hammer taints at the pisgah 50k.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

4 9 to 4 15

took almost the whole week off. it just felt like the right thing to do. running is supposed to be fun, and if i feel terrible when i should feel good, it takes the fun away. taking time time off really helped a lot last summer. it recharged my mind and legs, so it should help this time too. ill be ready to get back to it tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4 2 to 4 8

issues. another bursitis flare up, this time in the other achilles. made it 6 miles, then my ankle started to feel like it was being surgically removed with a butter knife. not good. i tried to work through it for a few minutes, but there was no way. in the past, this usually takes about 4 or 5 days to go away. the only big problem is that im registered for a trail race in 3 days. i guess ill just shut it down til then and see if i can get through the race.
sat the good news is i ran for 3 hours and the bursitis wasnt that bad. the bad news is the race didnt go that great. i was only (sarcasm) about 25 min slower than i expected. i didnt feel fit at all. it was like i took 3 months off, not 3 days. the whole time it felt like i was in the 3rd hour of the 50k. just really tired out there. im over it tho. the most important thing is that the injury didnt get worse, so it was a good day.
sun 12 had to run alot faster than i wanted to but i probably made hoyt run slower than he wanted, so i guess it evened out. bursitis was ok. advil rules.