I heard somewhere along my running journey that you should take 1 Day Off for Every Kilometer in your Goal Race. It doesn’t have to be full rest, but you also shouldn’t start training seriously until after you have given your body a chance to recuperate. So if your goal race was a half marathon, than you should take 21 days to recover. And if your goal race was a full marathon, than you should plan to take 42 days off. I am not sure if it is true or not, but that it what I did.
It has been 36 days of rest for this girl. And I am not going to lie; it has been kind of FANTASTIC. I have spent the month of November drinking wine, eating all kinds of delicious foods, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, and just generally relaxing. Needless to say training was not at the top of my priority list. Sure, I got a couple runs in, I went to a couple hot yoga sessions, but generally I didn't fuss to much about training.
It was nice while it lasted and a very necessary break. But I have big goals for 2014, and coach informed me that it is officially time to get back at it. And as much as I enjoyed my time off, I think I have also had enough of being the reigning Queen of Slug-dom.
Last week was my Birthday, however, so I decided to go out with a BANG! I needed one more week of food, friends, and fun. My friends and family are over the place, so I spent an entire week celebrating with as many of them as possible. And like a good little Polish girl I made sure to honor each celebration with FOOD!
As you can see it was a seriously delicious week! And I think my smile speaks for itself. Now I am rested (**and also very full**) so it is time to start training. This week is officially Ironman 70.3 Training – Week 1!
Let’s do this!
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