I’ve been wondering since I wrote yesterday’s small entry: was it a good idea to run or should I have taken a rest and done a proper run tonight – Something I currently don’t feel capable of doing today. Or to put it another way:
- Is there any point running on tired legs at a pace I never plan to race at?.
- Is there any point in running with such deep fatigue?
- Does prolonging fatigue give as much benefit as adding training stress?
If the answer is no – then I have wasted two nights training by running for 50 minutes last night!
After some reflection I decided that I would continue training and take a break later in the week. While, at this stage, any training I do in this is not optimal, I believe that piling on the stress will have non-specific benefits to my overall fitness. What becomes more and more important though is rest – I won’t just recover from this type of stress on just a good night sleep.
The training I decided to do was 60 minutes on the Concept2 down in the gym. I did it as follows:
- 40 minutes @ 182W/23 SPM
- 8 x (1 min @ 230W, 1 min @ 130W)
- 4 min @ 190W
That’s enough for the night. I’m very tired.