Monday, June 11, 2007

So. Very. Tired

I'm worn out. I don't really know why, but I am fairly confident it's exhaustion, not just winter lethargy. How do I know?

Well- I don't feel like running.
I slept the whole weekend. Seriously.
I get puffed walking up stairs.
And this morning I got up at 5:15 to head out for my speedwork, made coffee, started putting my skins on, stopped, turned around and went back to bed. Repeated an hour later (minus the skins and coffee). Eventually got up at about 8:30, and didn't make it to work until 10. Oops!

I'm meant to be racing the weekend after next, and I'm still planning to. Instead of running tonight, I'm going to play on my trainer, and hopefully I'll have more energy later in the week.

8 comments:

Bruce said...

Good idea, listen to your body & take a rest.

You guys are probably right about my training pace. Its strange cause I keep telling myself to take it easy (except for last Thursday) and I still end up running around 5:10 pace which seems to be my natural easy pace now days where as a year ago I was running at 5:30 in trainings. Have a good week.

Wes said...

Bruce is right. Nothing wrong with giving into your body's demands once in a while. Rest up, Kate! You'll come back stronger for it.

Mallie said...

Sounds like your body is telling you to take a breather. And it sounds like you listened. Good for you!

Michele said...

If the body says rest, REST!!!

Ellie80 said...

yeah what they said! and i'd love to have a drink or a coffee when you are in town! send me an email!

Neese said...

Perhaps your body is wanting you to ease up for a bit, hope you rest well and are ready to get back at it in no time :)

Rachel said...

Respect your body. It doesn't know (or care) about your training plan. Scale back if need be or do lower intensity workouts. Sounds like you're doing the right thing.

Steve S. said...

Good luck with the energy issues. It's a huge issue with us athlete-types. Take a break now and then!