monday: rest, feeling trashed from last sunday
tuesday: 8 x 450m @ 3:20/km with 2mn recovery, raced a bit with friends, feeling good
wednesday: 30min easy, a bit tired
thursday: 8km @ 4:01, solid medium pace, finished last km with 3:45
friday: 30min easy, a bit tired
saturday: 10 x 1000m @ 3:50/km with 90sec recovery, feeling fresh and surprisingly easy
sunday: 50min easy, super trashed, quit the group and walked to the car
weight: lost 2kg in last 10 days.
i am at 64.8kg which is about 1,5-2kg from my goal weight for 50km ultra on 12th march.
last sunday i wanted to try running 30km and see what that does for me.
i discovered such runs are too much for me, i just get too tired, just as ole, my coach, said.
but i wanted to see feel it and now i know it.
the whole week i was on and off.
it is a fourth week of harder running and it is time for rest, again as ole said.
i made a mistake missing proper eating on saturday, i literally forgot to eat and was empty for sunday.
i do not think i was that tired not to be able to run, but i was just empty.
running sub 5:00/km felt like a choir and thats just silly.
when its like that i quit.
i never want to train or race anymore when i am struggling – whats the point?
for the same reason i have quit on norseman last year.
sure i could have finished, but why?
i do not care to finish, i care to do things properly and with a good feeling.
i stop eating when i do not wish to eat anymore, i stop running when i do not wish to run anymore.
simple as that.
i can not do things more than i want to do them.
above is a photo i took of paul tergat taking bananas to his athletes after a belgarde 5km invitational.
i wish paul was there to support me on saturday, i would have had a proper run on sunday then.
next few days are rest and then some hard training, rest again.
half marathon on 6th march, and 50km ultra on 12th march.
then i will decide if i wish to keep going with this running business or get back to triathlon.
i do miss the watts and the water, but i am scared of breaking my skull.
each year one of triathletes in belgrade gets brain damage and it is not pretty.
there is only 20-30 of us… so who is next?
if i just run i might avoid that.
p.s. igor is same height but 9,9kg heavier than me (after two hours in sauna) !