This past week has been one of those weeks. A week of very early mornings, lots of work, and little play time. Do you ever have one of those weeks?
Just trying to muster up the strength to get any exercise has been a challenge. I think I’ve run about 14 miles total this week. Actually looking at it now, I am surprised I was able to get that tally. I’ve just not been getting enough sleep, and certainly not enough fun. Yeah, I know my body is in full on recovery mode, too, which doesn’t help the overall feeling of listlessness. It just makes me crazy to feel run down.
I managed a few decent, albeit short runs this week. One day I would feel decent, the next, just so tired. I laced up though, even when my body said “no”. Just getting in a few miles helped my mind and heart get a brief uplifting. I just find it difficult to mix in enough rest, all the while still wanting to get in some training miles.
So, what’s up next? Well, the marathons are over for the season. No more until September. Body says thank you. I only have one half marathon in two weeks, and a 10k the following weekend. That’s it. Seems simple, yes? The honest fact about racing is this. I love it. I love having a race in the near future to look forward to. This will only last though for another few weeks. Come June 7th, after the 10k, I will have nothing on the books for the entire Summer.
Once I get it through my head that I am not racing all Summer, I plan on using June, July and August to rest and rebuild this machine. Taking care of this mid 40’s body, and reenergizing it. Back to basics, ironing out a new training schedule, and following it. Hopefully starting back at square one will get me that BQ in September that I want so badly.
Time to hit the “Reset” button so I don’t feel like this anymore.