Today I had a chat with the local track coach.
Sometimes I call upon outside experts when the haze and fog of training make it impossible to dissect what the hell is going on with me.
I needed to know why I was running slower and not adapting to this heat and humidity.
It took him all of 15 seconds to respond.
I fail to recover adequately.
WHATT???!! Who Me??? I know all about recovery. I’ve studied it. I’ve taken exams on it. I preach it. I write about….I am the master of all that is recovery!
I’ve scored a big fat F in summer recovery run class.
It would seem that every time I head out the door to run, my ego gets in the way.
My focus is more with the numbers on the Garmin than actually performing the scheduled workout.
An ugly truth, but the truth it is.
I’m actually training to race almost 7 min miles with my 9:20-9:30 min mi aerobic/recovery runs. YIKES! Kinnda explains the mind-numbing fatigue I’ve experienced as of late.
The thing is, I know better. I know I should be running slower, but I don’t like to be a slow runner.
I want to be a FAST runner…apparently this isn’t how you get to be fast.
This is how you get to be tired, worn out, and having to rest more than train!!
Time to re-group, draw up a new plan, and try again!
Damn I love this sport! 🙂
Run Happy, My Friends!