Thursday, June 5, 2014

06/05/2014 Morning recovery walk

Over the last week-ish, I have gotten in some great running at a variety of paces.  I am on my way to the fitness level I am looking for as we are 44 days away from my next race.  Today, when I woke up, I could feel the last week of running.  It's important to listen to your body sometimes.  Today, it told me I needed to back off.

I decided a morning walk would be a good way to get in some activity, flush the system a little, and get the joints moving.  I walked it out pretty fast for 45 minutes and I would say I cleared 3 miles.  Although my legs are a little tired, I feel good and am satisfied with the recovery aspect of the walk.

In an effort to avoid injury, rest and recovery days are important.  It is different when you take a day off when your body tells you to rather than when you simply don't feel like it.  I used to have a problem with these rest days.  I was never comfortable with it.  However, with the reading I have done in regards to training plans, etc., I now value the day off.  I also cope with the day off better when I walk, or hit the stationary bike, do something.  Then I still feel like an active person.

Tomorrow, I will be strong again and I have all day today to plan out a good workout.

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