WHY ARE DAYS OFF FROM RUNNING MAKING ME TIRED?

Today was my off day from running. I have run four days on, four days off since I started running one month ago. Over the past week I have significant strides in my runs and I think it’s time to step it up. I came to this conclusion based on how I feel today.

Its currently 14:30 as I write this and I’m already feeling tired. I woke up at 7:30 (a little bit of a lay in as I wasn’t running) meditated, light exercise just to stretch my body, prepared breakfast and lunch and headed off to work (which is where I am as I write this)

The only thing that changed in my morning routine was not going for a run. I still maintained a structured, healthy morning routine yet I am ready to hind under my desk and have a nap.

At first I thought it may have been my diet, but I’m eating well. Healthy fats with plenty of energy. I slept a good 8 hours so it wasn’t a lack of sleep.

Maybe it’s progress?

Where I am just about to enter my second month of running I am noticing huge amounts of progress within each run. I’m adding on anything from 0.5 to 1 mile each run at a 8.0–10.0 pace. Yet I am still only running four days a week, and sometimes not even consecutive. I am contradicting any progress I may make by abiding by a routine that I have outgrown there for confusing my body.

So to conclude..

Fuck this current routine. I will be running 6 days a week from now onwards.

I don’t really know what point (if any) that I’m trying to make here. I guess just be aware that when you are on the rise, change is such a fundamental part of the grind. The hustle. You will be forever adapting. If something doesn’t feel right, address it, make the change, and continue on the hustle!

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