The saying goes ‘listen to your body’ – and I usually do.
I like my rest, and I know how important it is, but sometimes guilt or other things get in the way and you run or swim when you’d be better off resting.
The Garmin 620s have a clever little calculator that works out and suggests how long you should recover for after an activity – the Recovery Advisor.
I don’t really use it that much, but it’s been good to give me an idea of how long I should recover for. It’s ranged from 0 hours to 72 hours for me, if j remember rightly.
Yesterday after my 5k run, and after I’d fine 40 minutes of weights, at about 2pm, it suggested I recover for 24 hours. So, that I’m doing. A nice wee lie in and read until I need to get up for work, then a nice run with Fit Girl tonight.
Here’s my plan for this week, (all runs easy):
Mon: 4M run
Tue: 4.3M run
Wed: Strength Training
Thu: 8M run
Fri: Strength Training
Sat: 5M run wi Fit Girl
I might try and fit in a swim at some point, but I’ll see. 🙂 This week I’ll be paying a bit more attention to my Garmin Recovery Advisor, and see if it leads to a change in my training / recovery at all.