I’m not complaining though.
I just haven’t slept well the past couple of nights. Actually I did sleep well last night, but 3:45 came way too early for me this morning.
I noticed yesterday that my attitude before and during my run was not good due to being tired. I know that makes sense, but I run so much better when I get a good night sleep. During the week, that is almost impossible unless I go to bed at 7:00 (which I did yesterday).
I am still doing my 5 mile runs. I haven’t increased the amount this week. I think this is partly due to being tired and partly wanting to be careful with my hip. It does great early on in my run, but I have a long down hill about 3 miles in and it always hurts after that. Yesterday I slowed way down at that hill and it did seem to help some, but of course hurt my momentum some.
That is about it for today. Being that this wasn’t a very exciting post, I want to post a picture of TJ’s dog. He is so happy, cute and content (most of the time).
Don’t forget to cut back on mileage for a recovery week every 4 weeks. Just like in marathon training. Listen to the body when it wants rest.
Funny, I was just thinking that myself. I may be starting to overtrain. Thanks.
5 miles is still 5 miles. It’s a long way. Take it easy and catch up on that sleep! I just do not function at all without 7 hours of Zzzz’s. 😀
I think I am learning that (again). I feel worn out today. I guess I’m overdoing it a bit. Thanks!
Show your body grace…sometimes we need to listen to our bodies and take a rest day focusing on recovery 🙂
Will do. Thanks. I always have to learn the hard way… sometimes more than once!
When I train with high mileage, sleep becomes even more important. Hope you get better rest soon.
I totally agree. I just can’t figure out how to schedule the correct amount of sleep. I wish it were like running… That’d be easier – I think!
The weekend is close enough, hope you get some rest then. I also haven’t slept well the last few days, plus going to bed late, not a good feeling. Good night! 🙂
Yes!!! Good night to you too!!!