星期五, 12月 09, 2005

Evil spirit

I feel so guilty because I have not been putting my running shoes on my feet for past few days.

I set my alarms (handphone alarm and alarm clock) at 06:00 am since Wed, they alerted and woke me up every morning, but due to tiredness, I have missed the golden time for running by continue sleeping after off my alarms.

Regret is the only feeling after waking up and I kept shouting to myself, “Where is my self discipline?”

I was in Singapore past Wed, planned to wake up at 6 to have a final run in Singapore along the river side. My body just refused to do that, I ended up woke up at 7 and swam in the transparent pool for only 30 minutes. I can’t have running on the bus on my way back to KL in the evening.

Thursday morning 6 am, I was on my bed in Shah Alam apartment, my both alarms rang again, it was so natural to wake up to off my alarms, I was pretty tired then continue laying on the bed. By the time I woke up, it was already 8 am, time to work, it fact I was late!

Thursdays evening is not my running time, I have to attend Yoga class every Thursday night. After the Yoga session, whole body’s muscles were fully stretched. All were into relaxing situation and prepared to build up a stronger muscle in next day. Mind was sleepy; body was tired after the yoga session. I gained an excellent sleeping quality at night then.

I suddenly feel like putting on my running shoes last night at 11 am after reaching my apartment, but I did not do that.

This morning, I missed the time AGAIN!

I will say this is “Evil Spirit” instead of “Listen to Your Body”. Training is even harder than racing. If one lacks of self discipline in the training, basically the person is OUT.

I got to analyze my body again, either to restructure my biological clock or to change my training schedule.

Good luck to all of you, may the force be with you.

1 則留言:

Wan Lin 提到...

Having enough sleep or rest is more important. Run when your body is ok to run.

Actually, I had actually the same problem as you. Last year, I always forced myself to wake up and went jogging at Bukit Aman early in the morning (either 5.00 am or 6.00 am). But, I realized that this is very harmful to my body because it needs to enough rest as well.

For each training, remember to take down the distance and some performance data. Or, you can borrow some sport science books from libraries and check how the runners train. I find that is quite useful, learning from other people experience. Running alone sometime is quite boring. So, I normally like to go swimming or kicking or doing weight training after running. Or, choose to run at different places. I sometime, just run at different housing area, taking the chance to look look see see.

Instead of training on weekend, I train on weekday. Sometime, I wake up on Monday morning 5.50 am and run to UM campus. By doing so, it saves my time for traveling to Bukit Aman. Or, I bring my shoes to the office and run to KLCC Park.

I try to save my time on traveling by having the run at somewhere closed to my house or office.

Now, I have regular running on Tuesday and Thursday and badminton on Tuesday. On alternative day, I will go swimming and weight training.

May be you can setup your own training schedule according to your working time and life. Don't forget to have a balanced meal, enough sleep and gathering with family and friends as well.