Friday, 30 December 2011

Unwarranted gloom

An interesting run this morning. I did a familiar 4.3 mile loop up and around the lanes before breakfast - and really struggled on it. My legs didn't seem to want to work properly. My ankles, calves and knees were sensitive. I felt all ploddy and out of sorts.  Looking back at my records, I'm wondering if it's because I have fairly quickly ramped up the frequency with which I've been running, combined with the fact that it's all been on roads and I'm really an off-road runner. All of which is leading me to think that my next exercise sesson should be in the gym to do some strengthening and core work.
Sorry this is such a self-absorbed post. I'm just a bit light on the post-run endorphins today.
Smileyrating 6/10


  1. I struggled today too, if it's any consolation. I was running off-road through the slutchiest, muddiest fields I've ever run through, sliding all over the place, and it really took it out of me. Like you, I intend to do some core training in the new year. Dunno about the gym though.
    All the best for 2012.

  2. I looked back at my records. Apart from Boney M they looked ok ;-)

  3. Sounds as though you're quick to recognise what might be going on. Leggies do take some adjusting to the tough old tarmac. You'll be back to 8+ before you know it. Happy 2012!