Get up and go gone entirely

I managed to finish work early this afternoon and was looking forward to getting up for my long run in daylight and before supper even. But now I am home I find the flesh is weak. Very weak indeed. I did Boot Camp this morning, which was an hour of 100yard hill sprints interspersed with pressups, squats etc, followed by more sprints carrying a huge log. My legs feel fine and I'm not particularly tired, I just... can't... get... my ... running shoes... on and get out the door. The idea of a running 12.5k even at easy pace just is doing nothing at all for me. Running a bath maybe, but that's about it.

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  • I think you would be absolutely nuts to do any more today - I would say what you did this morning is quite enough. Make yourself a nice cup of tea, cut a slice of cake and stick some sport on the telly. Chill - you can run tomorrow :)

  • I'm not surprised. I do boot camps as well and they're tough and bloody thorough, exercise-wise. A 12.5km run on top of that would be too much. You don't want to develop an injury from overuse.

    I'd say listen to what your body is saying and go for the bath instead :-)

  • Crickey, I'm not surprised after a start to the day like that! Go have that bath then put your feet up.

  • I agree with all the above. Cross training is for REST days, and REST days do NOT include 12.5km runs.

    Lecture over. Now run that bath, but no more running today!

  • Ditto.

  • The problem with keeping cross training and running on separate days is that when you have 4 runs a week, 2 spin sessions, 2 insanity and boot camp, plus a full rest day you need a ten day week.

    Did a cheeky 5 as a compromise and will do long run tomorrow.

  • It is easy to have a 10 day week which allows you to do all that you want.

    Just forget that it is normal for weeks to have 7 days in them ( It's just a convention invented by the Romans ) or some other Ancient) - and you aren't Roman -- are you??) .

    So your first running/training week in the future would be MTWThFSaSuMTW, the second week will be ThFSaSuMTW, etc.

    My training week has 10 days in it :) - this way I can get a 4 day cycle of "You are your own gym" bodyweight training , a 3 day running cycle , a 2 day rest period and a 1 day rest period into the "week"

  • I did a run after an exercise session and was pants at it. So now I do the run first. Have a rest and then tackle the exercise later, preferably after a meal and a rest

  • funnily enough I find the exact opposite - if I run after exercise, the run is easier than usual, I resume because my legs are well warmed up. But If I run first I struggle terribly to keep the pedals turning during spin and can't even begin with Insanity, just lie on the floor weeping. Even if I run in the morning and do the workout in the evening.

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