Seriously. Running. What is your problem?
|"I'm even upset about this. Running. You suck. That's coming from a vampire."|
I mean really. I train, and I train, and I train. I have wonderful runs that make me love it. I try to get other people to try it. So, why for the last several times I've attempted to run, has this been me?
|"Why is running getting harder?"|
Technically, according to the "Intermediate" Half Marathon training plan I have for the Half in September, I was supposed to start training this week. It was supposed to look something like this:
Monday: Run 45 minutes, easy.
Wednesday: Run 45 minutes, moderate
Friday: 45 minutes something something
Saturday: Run 6 miles.
Here's what it looked like:
Monday: Turbofire 30, Eoin Finn Yoga
Tuesday: Run 25 minutes. Barely make it.
Wednesday: Insanity Asylum, Strength.
Thursday: Run 15 minutes and cry.
Yep, we're starting this training schedule off with a bang, aren't we.
Here are my theories:
I've been eating about 90% Paleo off and on for a while. At Summit I broke from it a little, but that's my basic plan (no I'm not counting the Red Velvet Cake. I have such magical memories of that cake).
Maybe I'm not getting what I need to perform right. I'm still drinking my Shakeology daily, but other than that, I'm really eating a lot less.
I can't imagine running 25 minutes can lead to overtraining, when I read people's blogs who say, "I was tired, so I only ran 10 miles today". Really? But, it could be.
General Funkiness (and not in a good way)
I am tired. I had a crazy wild time at Summit, but I went into it sleep deprived, and I finished it REALLY sleep deprived. And I'm still sleep deprived. Maybe things are just harder because I'm so dang tired all the time.
So, what's the plan, Stan?
Here are a few things I'm considering:
Postponing Insanity: The Asylum 30 Day Challenge from June 27 to July 4.
- Rather than trying to do them both, just do yoga, running and the Strength workout (because I love it). Also, running no more than 2 miles at a time.
Taking a week off of running completely
- Start Asylum, and don't do any running the first week. Then when I start back, don't run any more than 2 miles at a time.
Adding some things like oatmeal back into my diet.
- Maybe that will make a difference..
So, I guess I have until Monday to decide. I won't be running anymore this week. It's just not fun for me right now.
Now, just to make me feel better, here's this:
|"Why, yes, Sarah, you *are* awesome. It's Running that sucks..."|