Last week was a great week for run-bike. I logged 33kms total run for the week and 43km on a bike ride. This may look low for an avid runner/biker but given my current fitness level, this is high-level.
|sudden peak in running workout this week|
My usual weekly mileage (since I got the bike) was around 15-20 km. That consists of 3-4 runs per week, so basically its just a usual, morning run, just enough to sustain a bit of fitness.
Last week with the holiday Wednesday, I managed to clock in 18kms, which was just supposed to be a 10km or a 10-miler. Given that I still had enough, I squeezed in a few hundred meters.
It was a good feeling to run that distance again. I fell in love again.
Come Saturday, we cancelled our usual active day on account of tamaditis of the wife. This was an opportunity to run again – so I did a 10k. At around 7k, I felt tired and close to finishing I felt like I’m about to bonk. Just the same, I finished strong.
Sunday came along. Of course it’s the usual bike-day, so I went along with it. Usual route was at MOA – where bikers and runners are free. I decided to up the effort a bit and do couple more intervals than the usual. It was a good ride.
But that’s where it hit me, and it hit me hard. I’m now down with the chest-cold, I feel tired, and my knees feel weak. Normally it would be sore legs – I would choose this over weakness of my knees. Although this came to me given the mileage and the increased effort in my bike intervals, I would assess this if it came from it (too much too soon), or if it was my form.
For now, my new best friend is Ibuprofen. I took one as I can’t function well in the work place. Chest cold is still here and I find it painful to talk. I might need to get some fruits today as well.
I’ll do recovery run on Wednesday again. I will have to give my body enough time to recover.