You can’t train hard every day. You have to dial back at regular intervals. We all know this, but for some reason we just keep pushing and pushing and pushing. The next run will be longer, the next bike will be faster, the next swim will be easier. I know…I’ve been there – more times than I should have. But now, I’m working with Ben Bartlett. He’s a great tri coach who not only understands this, but insists on it. I just listen and do as I’m told [he’ll probably agree that it’s only about 85-90% of the time, but that’s better than most people].
Recovery is an important part of training. Listen to your body. When you don’t, bad things happen. You know — injuries!! Working through them doesn’t make you strong or hardcore. Recovery helps prevent injuries and reduce forced time off from training and racing.
This is one of my recovery weeks. I didn’t realize I was so tired from Sunday’s race until after my workout last night. I need the rest and recovery time.
However, after this week it’s back to…