I always say, 1. Stay Motivated, 2. Stay Healthy, 3. Train Hard. Well, the last week I have been running every chance I get, and not taking it easy. In an effort to build my running mileage quickly I have been pushing myself. Not to mention I traveled this weekend which involved staying up late a couple times. As a result I have been struggling to tap out impactful blog posts. That will likely continue for some time. I find building mileage the most difficult part of a training program. So I expect to continue being tired for the next couple weeks.
Today turned into a breaking point. I woke before 5 AM to get ready for a track workout where I proceeded to run a handful of 400s. One was even at 66, hoping that my heart rate broke 200 on that negatively split interval. Work went well and I enjoyed my coffee. Once I came home I spent 30 minutes readying the news and instead of doubling as I planned with another run or going for a group bicycle ride as I also planned, I climbed into bed, wearing my work clothes. Two hours later I woke up instantly realizing what happened. I have been neglecting the rest aspect of training the last week. This afternoon I rested hard. So hard is my rest I am not even sure I will be able to make it to the grocery store tonight. My muscles are sore and my mind could go to sleep again. In fact, that sounds like a good idea, good night.