Feeling Run Down

I am amazed at how run down and fatigued I am.

My first coach (Andreas Soeffker, whom I put on a giant pedestal) used to say that every day you worked out sick was another five days out later on. I don’t know why I was so cavalier about running New York City Marathon with a cold. Seems like perhaps I got arrogant or simply careless, and when you underestimate the marathon, it teaches you a whopping big lesson.

My good friend Cathy is talking about some short distance work this spring. I think this may be a very smart move for me as well. She is the brains of the bunch, after all :o)

Anyway, I haven’t done a thing this week as per Coach Meredith’s instructions (thank you, Meredith, for the good talk the other day) and we’re going to converse about White Rock Marathon next week.

I hope to get my feet back under me soon.

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at www.leahruns100.com, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

0 thoughts on “Feeling Run Down

  1. Back to trails?

    I am waiting for my original trail coach to come back to the trails… perhaps an appearance at Bandera? There is a great Jemez Mountain program coming up as well.

    Distance trumps speed … and the beer tastes better in the woods with a bunch of trail runners.

    1. Re: Back to trails?

      Definitely back to trails, and you will without doubt see me at Bandera. I am thinking about just doing the 25K and seeing if I can do it faster than last year. I know–I swore last year I\’d never do the 25K again after how poorly supported it was, but I think I need to back off distance for a while, have some fun, and rest up.

      We will see what plan Meredith and I come up with, but there WILL be trails!!


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