About 3 weeks ago, I decided to “take a break” from run training. The decision came while in the middle of the move craziness and while pulling out of some races sucked, I knew I made the right call. Taking a break from training doesn’t mean no running at all, it just means (for me) no plan of what to do each day. If I wanna run a mile, Ill go run a mile. Some days I have ran 5 but the point is there’s no pressure and no worries if I don’t run. 3 weeks have gone by and I’m feeling great! My body is finally loose and my muscles are healed and my mind is already ready to start planning my next racing adventure plan! Today I’m talking about the 4 reasons taking a run training break can be a good thing….
4. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder – This statement is so true! After 2 weeks of not running, an interesting thing starts happening…you want to run again. For me, my brain just starts thinking about running, constantly. I think a run break is equally as good for the mind, turning off that part of the brain for a couple weeks allows it to rest. For some people, a week is all they need but I would suggest at least two minimum.
My run break has been awesome and has really helped my mental health as well. I feel relaxed and ready to start thinking about my next race(s)… #staytuned I’m off to London on Saturday for the weekend and then next week, the dog and I will be off on our Queen Mary 2 for our Trans-Atlantic voyage. #fingerscrossed
Still can’t believe I’m leaving London…