Trying to Recover

I've spent the last part of the week just trying to recover. From what? I'm still not sure.

After Wednesday's threshold with Simone, my legs were shot. The "I've just run a marathon" kind of shot, where going down stairs is painful. WEIRD. It was just 25 minutes at a 6 minute pace!

I've tried to run a couple of times since, and my quads are still pretty sore. I can't even imagine trying to move quickly at this point. Hmm.

Possible reasons:
1. Steve's explaination of dehydration could be very possible. I know I haven't been watching that at all during this hectic time (In fact, last week sometime at work I caught myself thinking that I hadn't touched my water bottle in a long time...). So, this could be very possible.
2. General over-training.
3. General stress of changes: move, unpacking, the new commute, stress of the work, etc.

Anyway, whatever the reason, I just need to get over this ASAP. How do you get over fatigue like this? Time off? I've tried that (just a few days), with only a little success. Do I just run easy until the legs come around?

Here's hoping they feel at least a little better by this upcoming Wednesday... I have another tempo run with Simone that I'd like to keep up on!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Oddly, I just had a bad patch myself and don't know why (minor infection, I think). Yet a third thing came to mind about your training: if you switched the time of day you're doing your runs to run with your new partner, sometimes it takes a while to make that adjustment - some weird circadian thing.