Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Training Fatigue: Dead Tired

I have ran for the past 4 days, totalling more than 50k . But now I think I am experiencing training fatigue...physically and mentally. It's not so bad, but it does affect mood, work, and concentration. Good thing is, the remedy is just not training.

The onset of training fatigue is a feeling of weakness all over the body. And you can feel that your muscles is tired.

I have been trying to change my pace of running from long stride to faster stride speed. My goal is to run faster. If you see the kenyans run, you can see that their stride speed is very fast.

The training route in cheras is indeed very hilly. Total elevation I am climbing up is 815 meters. So I am not only going through 11.71km distance, but going up as well. KLCC height is 452 meters. But that's the point. Running on hills will definitely benefit in the long run.

So, today..gonna take a break. I need one...

6 comments:

Raymond Hee said...

U r running hard and definitely running well.Your 11.8km timing done on a hilly route was very inspiring.
Do more running races and surely your timing will fall like tenpins for sure.

yipwt said...

hi raymond..thanks..but have you seen the kenyans run....fuyooh...

btw, aren't you suppose to be in the hospital? hehe...

Raymond Hee said...

i normally access blogs at hosp haha

Thomas said...

Don't try to change your stride from anything that feels natural. Too long strides are bad for you, and too fast strides are bad for you too.

Your natural stride is usually the best, but if you want to count them, 180 steps per minute is generally assumed to be optimal.

yipwt said...

hi thomas,

thanks for your advice...the problem with my natural stride is it's too slow.

Just trying to speed things up.

But i'll see where my perfect stride is.

Stupe said...

Yip - kenyans are not human, they are mutants.

:P take a break from running, go swim. as for me, i feel i've been overdoing running as well...got to learn when to slow down, especially when the knee starts to hurt.