I’m very Type A – I like to complete things and move onto the next while finding ways to constantly improve myself. I’m learning now that I need to chillax a bit and constantly remind myself that I only just ran my first marathon 10 days ago. Today at the gym I did a nice 3 miles on the TM at a good pace and then headed over to the stairmill for my usual 15 min interval workout. That was definitely a not so gentle reminder that I’m still in recovery mode and after 5 minutes I needed to hit the stop button because I thought I was going to pass out, puke or quite possibly die. The raging head cold I have is not helping the situation either.
I don’t like not having a plan. For the past 5 months I’ve carried around a training log in my purse and accurately noted what I did each day. I had the whole plan laid out and knew exactly what was expected of me. It’s very strange not having that at the moment and I need to get used to not being in “training mode”.
So when is it appropriate to go into training mode again? Pick a race and get to work or do the proverbial “listen to my body” and take the next couple of weeks to fully recover before jumping into things? I guess time will tell and until then