The mind is powerful thing hey… Since TW50 almost three weeks ago I’ve deliberately been taking it easy with only a couple of 5k slow runs and focussing on easy bike commutes and yoga. On all of my runs though I’ve really been feeling the fatigue - to be expected after any 50k run and especially your first. The heavy legs weighed heavy on my spirits and made me question whether I’d possibly fallen a little out of love with running. Turns out it was just the fatigue messing with my head!
I went for my first solo run this morning and was able to push the pace again and it felt really good. And so the love affair with running continues....
Though I’m very conscious of continuing to take it easy for another few weeks – I’ve heard of 1 week recovery for every 10k raced?
Focussing instead on my form and physio to address my glute/hamstring/knee issues that made me cry at TW. But just goes to show that you need to listen to your body! If you find yourself hating on the running maybe you need to dial it back a bit for a week and allow your body (and mind) to recover.