Training Log: 03/18/13 – 03/24/13
Monday Mar. 18th through Fri March 22nd: Nada
Saturday Mar. 23rd: Did not respect the process this week. Just having a real hard time motivating myself to get out the door and also prioritizing running in general.
When I get into a groove either cranking out material or applying for jobs it’s real hard to justify going for a run. I’m in a shit situation and running won’t help me get out of it faster. If I can get out of this crap and into a more secure situation then it’ll be much easier to say ‘time to go running‘.
On top of all that, this run revealed a potential new problem. Exercise-induced asthma. By about 2.5 miles into it, I was struggling to breathe pretty badly. In fact, I’ve never experienced anything like that before. Weird thing about it: I ran my fastest mile of the workout in that last mile. Maybe the panic of suffocation propelled me forward at a faster clip? It was still only like an 8:05 pace, so nothing too crazy.
I’ve experienced symptoms of it in the past, especially in the winter. After coming home from a workout in the cold I might’ve had trouble breathing for 30 mins to an hour, but it was nothing severe, and it wasn’t a regular occurrence. Never before has it bothered me during exercise. It’s only gotten worse since my hip injury and the longer I’m on this hiatus the more frequent the spells.
I think this episode was kind of a fluke incident but it was still enough to help keep me on the couch on Sunday. If it persists I’ll have to take action on it.
Sunday Mar. 24th: Lungs felt a bit heavy, opted to stay inside. Took the easy way out, sure. Got enough stuff to worry about now and don’t want breathing to be another concern.
Summary: No getting around it, just a disappointing week for many reasons. At the end of the day it comes down to me just not getting it done. Although I didn’t get in aerobic work, I did get in stretching and light hip drills so it wasn’t an absolute total loss. Ready to turn the page on this week.