"Everything is sore and my energy levels have nosedived. Body is pleading not to do it. In fact it does not want to do anything: work, read, chores, washing, talking, sex etc!"
He plans to force his body to comply with his training, "telling" it, among other things that it can look forward to some real pain as he is going to double his distances and halve his times to teach it to stop complaining!
Yes, I was horrified, too. I outlined a possible alternative course of action.
Motivation is a real bugger. There is a fine line between "listening to your body" (which clearly you are fed up with doing) and being lazy. The body, even yours, does have a valid reason for occasionally requiring more rest than "you" (?) think it is entitled to.
4. This week I've been fortunate enough to consult with Mr Franz Stampfl.