I’ve probably posted about this before… and yet I forget time and time again. I don’t know how I forget some of these “lessons” I learn and just need to learn them over and over again but I do. Come to think of it, I am pretty sure that is the definition of insanity…
What am I being insane about this time? Running on back to back days. I know it bothers my knees/legs but for some reason I thought today would be different. I ran Monday morning and then Tuesday afternoon. I thought maybe that would be enough time but obviously not. My run yesterday was not horrible by any means and I have had way worse runs on two day rested legs but I could just tell I was pushing it a little too far. And now is certainly NOT the time to be pushing my limits. Extending a marathon training plan an extra 4 weeks is asking for trouble on its own, I really don’t need to help it along!
So for now, I will fully stop the consecutive day runs and just keep up my routine of Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It seems to be enough for me to train for three day and cross train for three with one rest day so I will just stick with that until the Marathon (or I give up on chasing marathons, whichever occurs first). Some people must train 6 days a week to achieve their goals but I am not those people My knees do NOT approve!
I can’t be the only one… what do you have to keep learning over and over and over and over?…..