Hi All. I normally do my 3 runs on Môn, Wed & longer run on Friday leaving Sat & Sun as recovery days. This last 2 ½ - 3 weeks I have felt completely worn out. I feel tired & sluggish & struggle to get motivated even to go down the shops, basically I feel like I did b4 ct5k.
I was wondering if I need 2 days recovery between runs even for a short while. I say this as I find I am getting slower & slower and struggling to do the 30 mins. I do complete the 30 mins but got to admit it is hard work and got to include a 30 second walks or complete stop for 30 seconds.
On top of that my calves by say the evening start to ache which is normal but are still a bit stiff & aching by the next run despite any stretching I do. I decided as I was feeling worn out to miss this Friday`s run to see how I react and so far my calves feel a lot better.
I though best listen to my body rather than just push ahead with a run. I am hoping by Monday all aches & pains will have gone & I can start the normal 3 days run. I also have to say and this also could be a factor that one of the runs a week is done on the treadmill. I run for 20 mins at normal pace & the last 10 mins is done as Interval running upping my speed by 1-1.5 mph before slowing down.
This could really be a factor as to why I am feeling more tired & aching so much. I am reluctant really to taking 2 day rest between runs but may be the way forward in the short term. I think it is really trying to read your body signs and acting accordingly.Thanks