Sunday - 18.2K @ 5:47 min/K pace, HRav 131bpm. Drug (NSAID) assisted run
Monday - 7.2K around the central basin @ 5:48 min/K HRav 129 bpm, fatigued, a struggle to run the full distance
Tuesday - Day off due to level of fatigue on Monday
Wednesday - Completely demotivated, did a new running loop to distract me from the fatigue. A loop around Black Mountain. Low grade fatigue was ever present. 13K @ 6:06 min/K HRav 132 bpm
Thursday - Did a similar loop to Wed in the reverse direction, low grade fatigue niggled the whole way. 12K @ 5:50 min/K, HRav 133bpm. Watched some great performances at Track, some great times in the 5000m, an outstanding PB by a very happy Maria.
|Marvelous Maria and her great running coach - Bruce|
I have been wondering about the potential effects of NSAIDS on blocking my perception of 'fatigue' as all the 'good' runs last week were after I had taken some NSAIDS (mostly paracetamol). The bad runs have all been drug free. I did a test run today after taking some paracetamol and the run was fatigue free. I located this research paper today which helps explain the phenomenon.
Influence of acetaminophen on performance during time trial cycling
It seems that I may have to do more training sessions with a little paracetamol on board and see how things progress.
|Alas, paracetamol doesn't prevent klutziness|