Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U Is For...Undertraining

UNDER-TRAINING...Hmmm, when you don't train sufficiently for your race or event.

PERSONALLY, I have not under-trained for a race. yet! Knock on wood. Right now I'm training for my half in September and I will definitely not be under-trained. 

I suppose you could use under-training in a different sense to As in...right now I am under training to run a half know...when you hear something is under construction only it's under training...No...well I tried!

Apparently there is an under-training syndrome as well as an over-training syndrome...under training  is found when people lack consistency, intensity, frequency and progression. I agree with this assessment, if you are not consistent with your training you might as well go home.  You have to increase your intensity to see progression know the old saying, if you always do what you've always done...Yup 'nuff said. 

So in summary, get out there and be consistent, increase the frequency and intensity of your workouts, and make sure that you are progressing toward your ultimate goal or time. Blessings to you all, may sun shine on your faces and joy be in your hearts. 

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.


  1. I wish I could run. I have ankle problems that make it difficult, alas. That being said, I haven't given up yet LOL Going to try a couch to 5k program (again) this summer and see how it goes. *fingers crossed*.

    Good luck with your half :)

    1. Good luck on your C25k program Rhonda...I am sure you will do just fine! Thanks for stopping by sweetie!

  2. Persistent and consistent is the only way!

  3. Training? That where you actually have to get up out of your chair and workout? I think I've heard that before, but I'm really bad with foreign languages. Heh heh heh!

    Followed you back! Thanks!

    1. Ha ha ha...yes you do have to get off the couch or out of your and thanks for the follow

  4. I am SO guilty of undertraining! I get burned out pretty easily, so I undertrain for about 1/3 of the races I run haha.

    1. At least you are training...some people try to run races with no training...thanks so much for stopping by sweetie!

  5. I am undertrained for everything, except the 50 meter walk. I can handle that event really well!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

  6. And joy to your heart as well.
    Kathy @ Swagger Writers


I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!


5k (19) A-Z Challenge (25) Acupuncture (1) AMT (1) B is for (17) Biceps Femoris injury (3) bike (1) biking (7) bloghopping (1) BMR (1) books (1) C is for (16) cancer (13) celebration (7) celebrity runners (1) checking in (23) chia (1) Christmas season (3) coastal getaway (1) cooking (1) cross train (28) current obsessions (1) D is for (15) dancing (2) days of giving thanks (10) drink (1) E is for (14) exercise (45) expresso bikes (7) F is for (13) facebook (1) family (33) FF linkup (3) fires (1) fitness (26) flower (1) food (13) friday blog hop (2) friends (29) G is for (13) gardening (4) goals (3) God (12) goodbyes (1) gym time (5) H is for (11) healthy living (20) hot weather running (13) hump day inspiration (3) I is for (9) injury (28) inspiration (4) instagram (3) J is for (10) K is for (9) kindness (3) l is for (8) letters to myself (1) link-up (1) local sugar (1) low iodine diet (1) M is for (7) mapmyfun (1) marathon (10) marathon training (30) May Challenge (1) mothers day (5) N is for (6) negative splits (2) new year (2) numbers (1) O is for (5) overnight oats (1) overpronation (2) P is for (4) Pear Blossom Run (8) pelvic stress fracture (28) Picture Perfect Friday (1) Pinterest (1) prayers needed (3) Q is for (3) R is for (2) race (13) racing (3) Random facts (1) recipes (2) rest (1) rest day (17) rowing (2) running (57) running club (2) runtastic (1) S is for (1) sciatica (3) spin class (4) sprint (4) strength train (6) Sunshine Award (1) surgery (2) swimming (1) T is for (1) thanksgiving (2) The China Study (1) tiny dictator (1) tragedy in CT (1) training (22) twitter (1) U is for (1) ultra-running (1) V is for (1) vegan (6) vlog (4) W is for (1) walk/run intervals (24) weddings (1) weight loss (5) working out (10) x y and z (1) YMCA (3)