I don't know what is wrong...

I don't know what is wrong...

Post by Matthew Ku » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I've begun to run 11 days ago.  The first day, I ran 1/2 mile.  The second
through seventh days I ran 1 mile.  I took the eighth day off.  The ninth day,
right after the break, I ran 1 1/2 miles and felt like I could have gone a
full 2.  I didn't because I'm trying to advance 1/2 mile a week.  However,
yesterday, the tenth day, I felt exhausted after just 1 /4 miles.  Today, I
barely made it a mile.  Can anyone tell me why I'm having this terrible
backslide?

Matthew Kull
http://home.att.net/~biotoxin

ICQ UIN: 9849531
AOL IM Name: b10t0x1n

 
 
 

I don't know what is wrong...

Post by Byro » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Being that you ran your longest run the day before It might have been a good idea
to take the 10th day off after your long run. I can't say that I've had a
backslide like that but 2 weeks ago I got ITB band in the knee and that sucks.
Anyway, I took a few days of, cycled a little and came out to do a very easy 7
mile. Well, I ended up running a PR of 48:50 for this 7 mile course. Its actually
got a couple of vicious hills :-) Love em. So, the m***of the story is rest
kicks a__  even though it sucks when you can't run because of it. One other thing
it could be is food. You might have not had enough energy stores for that day. The
time of day can make a difference also depending on your biological clock.

Hope this helps
Later,
Byron

Quote:

> I've begun to run 11 days ago.  The first day, I ran 1/2 mile.  The second
> through seventh days I ran 1 mile.  I took the eighth day off.  The ninth day,
> right after the break, I ran 1 1/2 miles and felt like I could have gone a
> full 2.  I didn't because I'm trying to advance 1/2 mile a week.  However,
> yesterday, the tenth day, I felt exhausted after just 1 /4 miles.  Today, I
> barely made it a mile.  Can anyone tell me why I'm having this terrible
> backslide?

> Matthew Kull
> http://SportToday.org/~biotoxin

> ICQ UIN: 9849531
> AOL IM Name: b10t0x1n


 
 
 

I don't know what is wrong...

Post by Phil Margolie » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I've begun to run 11 days ago.  The first day, I ran 1/2 mile.  The second
> through seventh days I ran 1 mile.  I took the eighth day off.  The ninth day,
> right after the break, I ran 1 1/2 miles and felt like I could have gone a
> full 2.  I didn't because I'm trying to advance 1/2 mile a week.  However,
> yesterday, the tenth day, I felt exhausted after just 1 /4 miles.  Today, I
> barely made it a mile.  Can anyone tell me why I'm having this terrible
> backslide?

If you are new to running, 7 days without a break is too much. I would back off
and maybe run 4 days a week. Build your running week around one longer run and one
faster run. The body will adapt to stress as long as it has proper recovery.
Running every day at the beginning of your training could possibly lead to
frustration and/or injury. If you want running to be a part of your life, you need
to take it easy in the beginning and try to slowly build up a base of mileage.
This is important in order to strengthen all the connective tissue involved in
pounding the pavement. Also, consider buying a book on begining running. There are
so many facets to running that learning from a book  is the best way to attain the
knowlege you need (unless you can afford your own coach). Let us know if you need
advice on some good beginner's running books.

I'm assuming you can run 2 miles given the proper rest, so instead of running
every day consider something like this:

Sun. - 2
Mon. - off
Tue. - 1
Wed. - 1.5
Th. - off
Fri. - 1.5
Sat. - off

Then once your body adapts to the stress, start increasing the runs accordingly.

   -Phil

 
 
 

I don't know what is wrong...

Post by Matthew Ku » Wed, 05 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>> I've begun to run 11 days ago.  The first day, I ran 1/2 mile.  The second
>> through seventh days I ran 1 mile.  I took the eighth day off.  The ninth
> day,
>> right after the break, I ran 1 1/2 miles and felt like I could have gone a
>> full 2.  I didn't because I'm trying to advance 1/2 mile a week.  However,
>> yesterday, the tenth day, I felt exhausted after just 1 1 /4 miles.  Today, I
>> barely made it a mile.  Can anyone tell me why I'm having this terrible
>> backslide?

Thank you to everyone who replied... I will graciously take the advice.

Matthew Kull
http://home.att.net/~biotoxin

ICQ UIN: 9849531
AOL IM Name: b10t0x1n

 
 
 

I don't know what is wrong...

Post by Harr » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Consider the following:

Make an appointment with a doctor, to be sure everything is OK in
general.

Instead of running every day, do it only three times a week. The
remaining days
are meant for rest.

Run a little longer distances with slow pace, walk for a couple of
minutes
whenever feeling too exhausted. This gives you more exercise minutes.

Extend the distances and pace according to your improved fitness. One
run easy,
one faster and shorter, and one slower and longer.

See also the major magazines for beginners' training plans, for example
Runner's
World, which has a website as well.

Harri

Quote:

> I've begun to run 11 days ago.  The first day, I ran 1/2 mile.  The second
> through seventh days I ran 1 mile.  I took the eighth day off.  The ninth day,
> right after the break, I ran 1 1/2 miles and felt like I could have gone a
> full 2.  I didn't because I'm trying to advance 1/2 mile a week.  However,
> yesterday, the tenth day, I felt exhausted after just 1 /4 miles.  Today, I
> barely made it a mile.  Can anyone tell me why I'm having this terrible
> backslide?

> Matthew Kull
> http://home.att.net/~biotoxin

> ICQ UIN: 9849531
> AOL IM Name: b10t0x1n