Should I start or shouldn’t I start? I am doubting about the Nature Marathon Tessenderlo. Why, because I’m not feeling a hundred percent fit. Tired, sore throat, headache. Nothing major, just feeling a little under the weather.
Sara and I went out for a run this morning. I think it’s the first time my heart rate was higher than Sara’s. Hundred and sixty beats per minute, while we were running 6.45 minutes per kilometre. Nice pace for Sara, slow pace for me. Normally my heart rate doesn’t go above 135 if I run this slow.
The weird thing was that my heart rate was high for the first 15 minutes. After that, it went back to normal proportions. Just like I got through something. Yet, the rest of the day I felt still tired.
A sore throat, a little headache can mean a little cold. At the same time I alway have problems when the temperature suddenly changes. In this case I went from the Italian late summer to fall in the Netherlands; almost 20 degrees difference. On top of that, I was in the mountains only 2 weeks ago, training hard. Maybe my body is tired of that.
I also did the La Scimmia Yoga yoga retreat only last weekend in Piemonte, Italy. Two days of non-stop teaching and preparing classes, followed by driving from Piemonte, Italy, to Chamonix for a day of filming, followed by a day of driving home to the Netherlands.
Hoping for a good Sunday
If I start or not, depends on how I feel Sunday morning, when I wake up. I have the rest of today and tomorrow to recover. However, this evening I have to pick-up Ram Rattan Singh, the Italian Kundalini yoga teacher, who is coming to film a yoga course with us. Tomorrow we will have lunch with him and show him around the studio. So I am not sure how much time I have to rest.
The thing is, I think I can run. It’s not that I’m feeling horrible, it’s just that I am doubting what wisdom is. This marathon is, with all respect, just a training run. My real goal is a race at the end of November. But more about that, tomorrow. For now, let’s just hope for the best, prepare as if I am going tot run and see how I feel Sunday morning. I’ll keep you posted.