I don’t have that much to say today. Except maybe that I’m struggling, as usual, with what works best for me. During July my job wasn’t too busy but that has changed since this week because almost everybody is back from vacation. I noticed by Thursday I was again very tired. One thing I need to do on weekdays is get more sleep, working on that. I’m also going to give a double workout on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday a try. My long run is on Saturday. For now I’m skipping the easy Thursday run which is always 4.8K (3 miles). I’ve always ran 4 days a week and for me that’s enough.
I’ve chosen two days in a row because these days work best for me in combination with other stuff like work, housekeeping, grocery shopping etcetera.
This way I have 3 rest days a week which I apparently need. I’m no athletic person, running or exercising is hard work for me, it doesn’t come naturally. I need my rest days, I can’t workout 6 or 7 days a week like other people can. I hope this new approach works for me, if not I keep trying till I find something that does work.
Do you have find your balance in all of this or are you also still trying to find out what works best for you?
I took a complete restday on Thursday. My legs were so sore. I’m such a lousy stretcher after workouts and I paid for that on Thursday. Friday it was a little bit better, this was a planned restday and all I did was walk Bella.
This morning I had to do my long run of the week: 11.2K. From the first step I knew this was going to be a tough one. I decided immediately to do whatever I had to do to finish the distance which ended in a 7:1 run/walk run. I stopped every 20 minutes to stretch my legs. The second half of the run was better but still I was happy when I finished this one.
Weather: dry, cloudy, a little bit of wind, 17C (62 degrees)
Distance: 11.2 K / 7 miles
Average time: 7:09 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bonnie Tyler – Holding out for a hero.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 223 – Thursday August 11
The family Swan
Day 224 – Friday August 12
Just a view taken during my walk with Bella.