Thursday, December 1, 2011

Endurance? Where did you go???

My endurance hit rock bottom, literally.
Getting sick really sucks the life and endurance out of you. Its been 3 dreadful weeks and I'm finally getting better.
I've been able to run for a week, but I feel like I'm starting again from 0. :(

Its been so hard for me to do the same 3-4 mile path I used to do all the time without multiple breaks. My poor VO2 max is non-existent.

So.. Since I'm starting from the beginning, I thought it would be a good chance to "re-learn" how to run by focusing on my gait, foot turn over and pace.

It will probably be another 2-3 weeks before I can build up a decent base and attempt to do do 5-6 milers without feeling like my heads gonna explode.

Sigh... its gonna be a long road to recovery..


  1. I'm sorry you've been sick. I had one day of stomach sickness and it knocked me back good. I can't imagine being sick for weeks.

  2. Illness and injury can really take it out of you. Keep plugging away and you'll get there eventually. Good luck!

  3. Thanks! I do feel much better and getting stronger. Today I was finally able to my 3-4 miler without any breaks!