I could sleep for a thousand years
You could say I’m back into the swing of things as I did three workouts this week and was up to 40 minutes of tempo today. I was still biking and pool running a few times to ease back onto the foot so by the end of the week I’ll have run about 135km with another 2+ hours of pool running and mountain biking. Next week should be a typical mileage week for the fall as I’ll get up around 160km. So far the foot has felt fine.
Every year or so I try and add a new element into my training. In the past seven years it has been things like cold tubing, massage, plyometric drills, morning runs, massage, altitude training, etc. I tried yoga before and it didn’t really click because I had tendinitis at the time but I might give it another go soon. I will try and add naps… maybe one of the easiest things I can even think of. The thing is I have to keep them at an hour maximum and do it before 2pm or I have trouble sleeping at night. Most full-time runners I know incorporate naps but I’ve never really got into a pattern. Napping should help me recover more during the day and I love how laying around might actually help my running!
That leads me to something else… For those of you who wonder what the heck a full-time distance runner’s day looks like I’ll break it down for you in my next post. A day (or two) in my life kinda deal.