Last week someone called me a ‘machine’.
I ran 50.5 miles last week, and let me tell you, I don’t feel like a machine. It felt good doing it all. But after it I was tired. Real tired. Fatigued even. But I knew it was coming and I was ok with it.
A while back I would have continued in my tired state. Blurry vision, tired body, tired mind. But not now. Now I know when to listen to, and take care of my body.
Two weeks ago, I ran about 43 miles, and I’ve been building my mileage up steadily over the last month or so.
So I remembered that this week, and I made sure that I rested after my long run on Sunday. Plenty to eat and drink, time out, plenty sleep.
Then on Monday (13th) I was in a bit of a funny mood. I knew I was tired and I knew why I was tired. And I knew I needed to rest. But I just felt like I couldn’t be bothered as much as usual. (And that’s fine!) I just kept my head down and got on with everything.
Today I smiled as I walked into work, because I knew I was doing the right thing, by taking rest. And I knew why I was in a funny mood on Monday. Endorphins all gone, tiredness left. 😉 get over it, take care and take the time out you need.
Once upon a time a very nice and wise last described me as a ‘train without a driver’, with all the running I was doing.
Not anymore. The driver is well and truly in his drivers seat. Two good rest days with plenty of sleep and socialising and I’m feeling a lot perkier today.
I know what my training plan for the rest of the week will be like.
A nice and healthy way (hopefully) to train for my up coming events:
End July – Thunder Run 24
End September – Loch Ness Marathon 2015
Start November – Southside 6
End April – London Marathon 2016