August 3, 2011

Started a run but then aborted...

I started my run with the goal to run/walk for 100 minutes, but after 10 minutes, I aborted and walked back to the car. I had no energy, and with each step I felt like my body was falling apart. My wakeup heart rate was 58, and I felt OK, but by 2:30 when I started my run, I felt weak and tired. I'm not sure why I felt that way, but what ever the reason, today is not a day for me to run. If I feel better tomorrow, I'll try it again. The air temperature is in the mid 80s (F), and there are lots of clouds in the sky. Weather wise, it is a good day for running. I'm going to take a nap and see if that helps.


  1. Sounds like my day went to run 6 miles and just felt like walking so I walked six miles instead. Hope you are doing better tommorow.
    Just to l;et you know you showed some interest in my book "IT Has Nothing To Do With Age" it will be out in Oct. My firend made a book trailer for it you can see it on our Blog or on you tube at let us know what you think.

  2. Hi Frank,

    Thanks for letting me know about your book. I enjoyed the trailer and am looking forward to reading the book.

  3. sorry your run didn't pan out... hope you're feeeling better today, Allen! :-)

  4. Sounds like my day too - planned to get a good workout and did absolutely nothing instead. Had a cold last week that I think turned into bronchitis. My body doesn't really want to, but oh, how my mind struggles. If I don't get the workout in, I feel like a sloth! But I think the smart ones, the ones that LAST, are the ones who listen to their bodies instead of bullheadly plowing ahead!

  5. Hi Brenda,

    I don't do many races and mostly run for enjoyment of running. I believe that tiredness, soreness, pain, injury aren't normal but are signs from my body that something is wrong. So, when my body tells me something is wrong, I listen and back off. This week instead of running 15 miles, I ran 9 miles. I'm not quite back to normal in my running, but by Monday I should (hope) to be running strong again. I only run 3 days per week.