Archive for the ‘taking a break from running’ Tag

Back in the saddle again…

After a few weeks off of running, I got up early this morning to run again, and I’m happy to say that all went very well. It was very satisfying to learn that I didn’t have to start over again, as I’d feared, but instead had a very pleasant run.

I remember a golf game years ago. Everyone else approached the game very competitively, but I hadn’t played in a very long time, and was in my years of having “a bad back”. So, my expectations were low and my swing quite non-aggressive. And I played one of the best games of my life. It is interesting to notice how trying too hard can sometimes interfere with performance. Continue reading

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Taking a break can be the best thing for your running

I finally got myself out the door this morning, after a long trip, and am reassessing my current running objectives with ‘fresh eyes’. After a two-day journey (via train, planes and automobiles!), followed by five days of hiking mountains in Colorado, two more days of driving, three days of a family gathering in Yellowstone, then four long days in the car, I arrived home thoroughly exhausted. It took three more days to recover and get back to my more typical energy levels, unpack and get things back in order, and catch up on my sleep. So, today, I finally got back out the door. It was simply a mild 2-mile walk, just enough to get my body moving again and loosen up my joints. Continue reading

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