The kind of conditions that came in last night, and are looking to stay through the weekend. Yuck!
I went from wearing flip flops and shorts, to long sleeves, and socks in one day! That is so not cool. I want the beautiful weather from the past couple of weeks to return. It looks like I will have to wait several days though, so I am going to try to look at the positives….
For a runner like me, who has been doing a lot of distance racing, I am going to rest. Yep, a break in training, even though I have more racing to do in the next month and a half. This goes against my earlier plans, and really goes against everything I want. For some reason though, I think I need the rest. I ran the last two days and the runs were not that great. My legs are tired. I even feel a bit of soreness in my hamstring, a possible result from this past weekend.
With any training regime, we need rest. Time for our bodies to recuperate from the stress. I will be the first one to tell you that I probably don’t rest enough. I get there are tons of us faithful runners who run on rest days. I told myself I would not overtrain, and give myself ample opportunity for race days. This I must abide by.
So, rain if it must. Be cold, and dark and dreary, if it must. I am going to take the day off. I’m going to take tomorrow off, too. I might even take the whole weekend off. I kinda scares me, knowing I have races coming up, but I must listen to my body. I may fight it at times, but I have to relax, and rest. Maybe the Sun will return on Monday, just in time for me to head back out on the roads and get a few decent runs in before racing next weekend.
Do you stress about overtraining? Do you often run when you are supposed to take a rest day? I get very nervous about possible injuies. Do you?