Just a random note on how my training has been going for the
last few weeks.
For the past two weeks or so - I had been in
a funk. I felt tired and sluggish most of the time, consequently
my running sessions were fewer and slower. I had to take more
day offs just to allow my body to recover - recovery is another
thing, it took my body a longer time to recover from the fatigue.
I haven’t ran short run slower 6:30 pace for awhile - but last week two
of my sessions were slower or close to 6:30.
Thank God, I think I already passed that period. Yesterday, I
decided to do a 800 m intervals and it was a good session.
It was a nice change to the usual hilly and tempo run sessions.
A side note on the weather: this year, winter is very noticably
colder compared to last year and it came earlier, around mid-May.
Thankfully it is also finishing earlier, it’s getting warmer
now with the average temparature of 18 degrees Celcius. It’ll
be perfect weather for the race season in August and beyond.
Body-wise - both of my ankle are quite stiff at times. I am not
sure that they are achilles tendon related, the pain is a little
bit different to achilles tendonitis pain that I had before.
Mentally - I feel that I don’t have the same intensity and drive
as before. Distance per month total is my main motivation to get
out - the aim this month is to achieve 130km, I’m up to 88km with
12 days to go, I think I can do it.