Overtrain/Overtraining/Overtrained--Could be the story of my week.
I read a great article in the latest Triathlete magazine. "Beat the late-season blues" by Mark Allen. I believe it was put in my lap providentially.
After a great run yesterday, I went to bed tired, woke up tired, and am still tired. My legs are tired, my feet are tired, my hamstrings are tired. Uh, I guess I'm just a little tired.
This is supposed to be a tough week, but I decided to shorten it because I'm "racing" Saturday and Sunday. After reading the above-mentioned article, I'm actually going to "cut back". I plan to take Friday off and get a massage. Ha! All the other training advice I follow seems to work, so I'm thinking the "rest and recovery" thing should work also. I'll let you know.
Did a quick, easy 16 mile spin on the bike. A steady 2500 meter swim, and a ton of the "carpooling the kids all over the place" today. (I actually needed to be two places at one time.)
I'm going to bed early tonight, honest! My plan is to ride 2 hours, and run 1 hour tomorrow. The weather may be iffy. It it's raining, I may skip the ride (horrors!) and run inside on the treadmill. I've been doing a lot of hill running, and I think my body is objecting just a little bit.
Hope you all had a great "back to work/the real world after a holiday weekend" Monday.
Until next time--God bless.