Training: Rest is also Training
I had all of the intentions to run through the week, but then I felt like garbage. On Monday I woke up sore, burned out, and not wanting to run.
So I didn’t. I had the day off, and I decided to make a quick trip up to North Jersey and go hiking outside. It was a beautiful day, and I wanted to be outside, but I didn’t want to run. The hike was challenging but fun and I’m glad I enjoyed that. While yes, running is my “primary workout activity,” it’s not the only thing I enjoy. I enjoy hiking every bit as much as running.
The rest of the week I had no interest to run. Each morning, I woke up and felt blah. By Friday I thought I might go for a run but gave it another day. My college coach once said: days off, saves months off. I do believe if I hadn’t given myself a few days off, nothing would have changed. My mentality is completely different from last week.
On Saturday, I ran a short run and I felt good. It was the first time I actually wanted to get out there. Things are not perfect, and I do feel as though my muscles need a lot of care. I don’t feel bad, or sore, but my legs are tight.
|Monday:||Hiking the Palisades|
|Saturday;||Easy 30 minutes|
|Sunday:||Easy 30 minutes|
The goal until the April Fools Half marathon is to focus on recovery and rest. I would love to get a workout that makes me confident in running again, but I don’t want to overdo anything. Making it to the start and finish line is the most important to me.
I feel as though I’m progressing in the right direction with running, but I still have longer to go.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever felt burned out with running? How do you get through it?
How was your Easter?