It’s 6am And I’m Not Going Running Outside This Morning As It’s Really Fucking Icy.

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  1. Mike Green says:

    Give yourself a break. Literally. You have several excellent reasons to be easing right back on the running right now. 1) Hazardous conditions. 2) You’re not well. Your immune system needs energy that running will sap. Running while ill will risk making you more ill, for longer, for the sake of miserable, unproductive runs. (I tried to run through illness this year – I ended up coughing so badly during a run that I’ve still got a pulled abs muscle six months later). 3) You’re coming off the back of a major series of races. Your body needs to time to recover. If you don’t take the pressure off from time to time, you risk injury. Plus it gets monotonous and you risk losing motivation. 4) You’ve got a marathon coming up. You need to go into the training programme rested, well, uninjured and eager. A holiday from training is perfectly reasonable. Which isn’t to say stop running completely – just run for enjoyment. If it it isn’t fun, don’t do it. Then, when the training programme kicks in properly, you’re more likely to be eager and positive about the challenge.

  2. Matt says:

    Thanks for that Mike!

    You’re 100% right. I was wondering why motivation was so low at the mo..

  3. Sarah says:

    Eh, you have to take care of your body at some point… It sounds like you’ve reached that point! Enjoy your snickers, after all there’s some protein in those peanuts.

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