|Week||Breakdown||Nutrition Breakdown||Other Considerations||Comments|
|6 (MON 11TH MAY)||REST||
||· Gauge how you feel.· Weigh in
· Stretch just to loosen joints and increase circulation.
| weigh in – 2lb more than last week
ave 2,069 calories
|| felt brilliant, had protein shake slightly too soon before running but felt great – 1hour 25, 9:28min/mil ave
||· · Report how you feel.||ave 3,303 calories|
||· Remember to be taking on micro nutrients wherever possible.· Keep the tempo controlled and steady but don’t be afraid to push the pace|| Cycled to book club and back too
ave 1,630 calories
1Mwu/I50M/R100M (REPEATx 20) /1Mcd
||· Race back, really push home||er. one million calories – Cheese Club|
||ave 2,100 calories|
|SUN||WU1M/ALTERNATING MP1M/E1M X 15/CD1M (approx 17M)||
||· Going into taper mode from this run
|| 10M in 1:38m average 9:50min/mil
ave 1,879 calories
Well dear readers, this wasn’t a great week for me.
I stopped smoking five and a half months ago, and my asthma has actually got worse since then. I must be the only person in the world whose health declines after stopping smoking. I had an attack on Friday night with no triggers – we were in our house. My inhalers aren’t helping either, so I have this slightly scary ‘sore heart’ area all of the time.
I had an excellent mid week Tuesday run despite some chaffage (thanks, summer shorts – why must you always do that for the first few warm runs?) and I felt like I could run forever. Sunday’s scheduled 17M turned into a 10M because basically, I had lost the will.
Stockholm is in two weeks and I should be feeling strong and confident. Instead I haven’t managed to run longer than 14.5miles continuously since September. I’m not in a great place, I’m afraid – mentally or physically.
I don’t want to give up, but I feel like I’ve spent this whole year (and some of last year) frantically trying to regain my running mojo and it is a cruel mistress indeed.
I’m off to the doctor’s tomorrow about my asthma, hooray.
Any advice on how to get your mojo back and start loving running again?