Monday, May 20, 2013

Running low

Day 1 - Clark Airport to HKG
It has been two weeks since I ran my best long-run.  Since then, I have been occupied by work and family affairs (both are priorities with the latter getting the most of it) that I haven’t made any progress on my training plan.

The last 18km run I made was the longest so far.  The weekend that followed that was for our HKG trip for my daughter’s 4th birthday and mother’s day celebration-in-one.  I ran 10k that week.

While I did not manage to run in HKG like I thought I would, it was no walk in the park either.  Getting there has been one hell of a walkathon!  From the airport to the hotel, to the tours and destinations, it has got long walks.  Not to mention that I have my daughter with me, so we do have carry-me moments.  It’s a good thing I have been running for quite some time.  Otherwise I couldn’t have survived those long and steep walks.
Day 2 Disney Land

The work week that followed I have managed to run 2-5k morning runs – hill repeats and tempo.  Damn the Run Less Run Faster book I read!  I tried the tempo session that probably made me bonk the long run.  Really should’ve read it first before doing it.

I had another schedule that weekend to be in Batangas for my in-laws to attend a wedding.  Basically it was a 160km driving day.  I did manage to go out that morning for a long run, but ended up just running 8k.  Just when the weather was perfect that day, it just wasn’t in me to run – tired legs from a previous day tempo run hit me hard.
Day 3 Ocean Park

So the week ended in 18k run (very from the target 28-33k week-run)

I was able to run this start of the week, although a weak 4k run due to stomach issues.  Yesterday I also felt like the flu’s coming and I can still feel it now.  Slight head cold as well.

If I were to listen to my body, I would just take easy morning runs until I recover and get my game back.  It also doesn’t help me thinking about running for fitness, rather than running for HM anymore.  I really need to take on a race again soon.  

Tomorrow is a new day, as runners always say.  I will start easy again until I get the hang of running again.  So far there’s no plan yet this weekend.  And the next toxic work schedule will be up next week as I’ll be out of town for 2 days.  The Run United 2 run will be on the 2nd of June.  If I’m gonna be given my free entry, I have no idea how I would fair on the HM.  For now I have to go back to work.

At the Lima Park Hotel in Batangas

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