Run Journal # 10 - An Aborted Run and a Recovery

4년 전

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Latest Run (Week 3, Day 2 and 3)

Yesterday's run was a total disaster! I did go for a run but I felt quite lethargic and wasn't feeling too well. It got worse right on my first interval run, so much so that I had to abort the run. In retrospect, perhaps I should not have run at all. I think I was hung up on wanting to improve my run results so I decided to proceed even when my body was telling me not to. The consolation was that I managed to clock in at least half an hour of walk so it wasn't a totally inactive day.

The run today on the other hand, felt much better. Perhaps the rest yesterday helped recover my energy. It wasn't the most fantastic of results, but it's up there in terms of how I felt after the run. And guess what -- I was even able to run an extra 3 minutes today! Hence, you will see a slightly longer run today.

With that said, I think it is now time to tweak my program again. It will be interesting to see if I can adapt to the more demanding run. Stay tuned.

Here's a snapshot of the timings of today's run:

Interval5-Minute Jog (min/mi)4-Minute Walk (min/mi)
Warmup20:35
113:5519:22
213:2118:05
315:2119:50
412:44
Cooldown14:55
Additional20:24


And here's the historical performance of my runs so far. Today was the longest distance covered among all the runs.

Week 3

Training Program

  • Day 1 - 3: 4 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 4-minute jogs (Total 42 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)

(Disclaimer: This is not based on any expert recommended training plan.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)
335/23.0349:2616:18303
25/1DNC*
14/302.6642:3816:03270
  • Did Not Complete. Run was aborted
    Week 2

Training Program

  • Day 3 onwards: 4 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 4-minute jogs (Total 42 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)
  • Up till Day 2: 3 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 5-minute walks (Total 40 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)

(Disclaimer: This is not based on any expert recommended training plan.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)
274/29No run
64/282.6542:0315:54272
54/2760:00Walk
4*4/261.2822:2517:35129
34/252.3637:4916:02247
24/242.1337:0517:26197
14/23No run

* Incomplete stats. Ran out of battery

Week 1

Training Program: 3 sets of 5-minute walks, followed by 5-minute slow jogs.

(Disclaimer: I am not following any expert recommended training plan here. I just want to gauge my tolerance level and get into the groove of this lifestyle again.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)
174/22No run
64/21No run
54/202.3640:0116:59231
44/192.1040:0219:06206
34/18No run
24/172.9356:3019:19278
14/162.2143:4619:50210


Running Journal Overview: This is a run series journal that I aim to update regularly. My objective for posting is to give myself a check and hopefully implant the discipline of being consistent with my fitness plan into my system. I invite everyone who comes across this journal to also adopt a healthier lifestyle and be more active and fit. Your fitness goals may not be the same as mine, but let's try to achieve our goals together.

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  ·  4년 전

Its healthy to keep fit,I like the determination and drive in you to become fit.Keep it up.

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Thank you for the support @vik3! Keeping this journal has been great in helping me to maintain discipline.

although you had a rough day earlier but it's good to know that you're again on the track.
good luck.

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Thanks for your support @ashikstd! Always glad to get a supportive note from you.

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it's a pleasure, my friend.

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication,
self-discipline, and effort.
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