19.10.15

A bad run ...

I heard every runners will encountered bad runs from time to time, where somehow, everything just don't work for them. That usually happened during training sessions. The runner could be overtrained, not feeling well, lack of sleep or injured or cannot adapt to their new gears. I encountered one such run last week where I tried out compression socks which goes all the way up to my knees. It was very tight and hurts my calf muscles, which was already in pain after three consecutively runs for three days, though it's only 5KM per run. After running for 1 KM, I decided to take it off and it felt better and I managed to run the next 3 KM. Then, somehow I felt tired and lethargic, which attributed it to my diarhoea a day before and lack of sleep. I only slept for 5 hours plus the night before. 

So, I ended up , all in all, managed to run for 7KM before I call it quits, instead of my planned 13KM, with walks in between. Though I felt frustated, the good thing is I managed some exercise. 
I felt better the next day, though with an aching calf , I continued to run another 5KM on the treadmill in the gym. My calf still aching after a 2 days rest and I probably let it recovered before embark on longer runs. hahaha... 

Oh , btw, my kid was asking us to go back to Uncle Jang Korean restaurant as he loves the bulgogi and dakgalbi. I am ok with the food there and it's also not as expensive as other Korean restaurant, though the food selection is limited there. Anyway, besides slightly warm and clothes filled with BBQ smell, I am ok with it.


Pancake

Bulgogi

Dakgalbi

Ginseng soup

Another egg pancake

Kimchi and vegetables to go along, especially with the Dakgalbi

I think I need to find more information on how to wear the compression socks. hahaha.. .Have a good week!

26 comments:

  1. Pain, diarhoea and lack of sleep? Oh dear!!! That certainly would make you feel a lot worse after that.

    Haven't gone to try the other "new" Korean place here. The other "new" one, not nice and very expensive and everytime we drive past, we see A LOT of people. Gee!!! Everyone has so much money kah? Pity poor ol' retirees.

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    1. I'm not really a fan of Korean food, usually eat it once in a while or when dunno where to go for dinner..hahaha

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  2. Haha, you write bad run, I got bad hair day.. Like you said, everything beginning from the morning like not right.. Bad hair day - bad hair, sticky or oily hair, kids crying and sulking dont wana go kindy, traffic jam, favourite parking spot taken, and hot water finished in the pantry, cannot make Milo, have to wait for some guys to come only can refil the hot water tub, huhuhuhuhu..

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    1. hahahha... bad hair day and bad run seems very close.

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  3. well of course one would not be able to be at his or her peak performance all the time.. life has got it's ups and downs and I am not surprise that applies to a runner's performance too.. :)

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    1. yeah, we cannot performed like what we want everyday. A lot of factors involved.

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  4. hmmm from your post, it seems like you probably had a pair of compression socks that does no suit you and hence leading to all kinds of problems.. diarrhea huh?? that's serious then..

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    1. I will put it as not get used to it rather than not suit me. Need to try it out again for a few times..hahaha

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  5. awww, Korean BBQ, love those grilled meat and the pancake.. but my favorite in a Korean restaurant has to be the banchan, you know various small dishes that they give for free?? I just love them so much.. :)

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    1. errr.. I know nothing about Korean food except bibimbap and kimchi...ahaha

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  6. I believe that's just temporally, after that it will become easier for you, just the hard time, pass through then will see the rainbow

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    1. Yeah , I hope. Sometimes, it's many factors - stress level , energy level, motivation, body freshness and etc.

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  7. Let yourself fully recover first before doing your normal run. You will perform better. Wah, love the food that you had!

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    1. Yes, I recovered the aching full already before my last run.

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  8. Please let yourself recover first before running again lah. You might injure your calf further.

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    1. Merryn - I went for massage after that... feel so good ! :)

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  9. Compression sock can take a bit of time to get used to.

    Hope you will have better runs soon!

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    1. Yeah, I still need to get used to it!

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  10. Not huge fan of Korean food but once in a while ok..I love bulgogi..but pork please.

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  11. Not good to run when you are not in top shape. Better take rest to avoid injury.

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    1. FoongPC- True lor and thanks to the haze. Whenever there's no haze, I will take the opportunity to train regardless how ready I am, fearing it will come back again!

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  12. Yummy! I love Korean food! But not as much as Vietnamese food! LOL

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    1. I still prefer Japanese food...muahahaha

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  13. I love Korean food! Yummy! I can eat them everyday and every meal. Why you cannot??

    Hey, better don't run when your body says NO! Listen to your body and that is the only place you have to live inside.
    We have different abilities each day and could be the results from many days earlier. Hope you know what I mean.
    Just like before the day of marathon, the seasoned runners had to exercise, eat and sleep well 2 weeks before! Enough sleep 2 days before is not even enough to be fully recharged like a POWER battery.

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    1. I better share with you an unknown secret that few runners do. They use the boxing bag in the gym to kick, punch, elbow, waist-up and knee-up non stop. That way will strengthen the joints, release winds, release toxins, soothe the tensed muscles and build muscles! Now you owe me a delicious Japanese meal.

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