I haven't been keeping up with my Training Tuesday updates. Sorry.
Mostly because my training doesn't feel exciting. LOL
Big training weeks are fun. They really are, but they can be pretty exhausting. On the flip side, recovery weeks are also fun in their own way. I got to sleep in an extra day this week, my runs are less stressful, and I can really focus on letting my body recover like it should.
This past week has been a good time for me to rest and recover. It’s given me to time to focus on other things that have been pushed aside, and mentally get ready for the training ahead. Recovery weeks are essential.
My first run of the week was simply to get my legs moving. I was a little too tired on last Saturdays run and ended up cutting it short, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel come Monday. Surprisingly enough, when I went to run my legs had some kick in them. It was slow and easy and the perfect start to the week. I finished the run off with strides and form drills off of the treadmill. A mid-week run thrown in there. I wasn’t anticipating feeling affected by Wednesdays run, but I was. My legs were weary, and a little tight. I regretted not stretching and foam rolling more the day before. I knew that Saturday was long run day so I made a note to stretch well and foam roll often the day before. I also tried to stay off of my feet a little more than usual (hard to do in my line of work but I tried my best.)
I’m happy with this week and have enjoyed the mental break from training. I know I’m ready, or at least as ready as I am going to be at 39 days out. I'm still having feelings of doubt, but all that doubt revolves around my ankle injury. I think deep inside I'm still afraid of re-injuring it and that's why my training has been so slow going.
How do you mentally push yourself over an injury?
Dream Big. Work Hard. :)
Keep chasing it!