Good morning everyone! How’s your Monday going on? Yay or nay? :)) When your day isn’t going your way, go running! That’s what I say and do. :) Happy Monday, by the way!
Thank you AGAIN for sharing the love with me (and please keep sharing it!).
Alex – “Nice running motivation. Made me wonder how much over my usual warm up 2km I could go. :) I’ll find out one autumn evening.”
Otilia – “I love this new series you’ve started! I can’t wait for Monday to come to see what you’re writing about!
Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration to a lot of us!”
Susannah – “Feel so motivated, Cris. Thank you! Just got my new running shoes.”
Sarah – “I’m motivated. Going for a run later today!”
Chrys – “Good morning sunshine! Cheers to a happy, healthy kickstart to the weekend. Thanks for so much running motivation. I am off running!”
Today I give you a piece of my mind, namely REST.
If your legs are fatigued and aren’t keeping up with your training plans, take a few days break for recovering. And REST!
I am telling you this because it’s only recently happened to me. According to my iWatch, last week I was running 83 km. Basically, I run four to five times a week, but all of them are high-quality runs (e.g. a speed workout, tempo run, long run, and easy run). A lot? Maybe. My mind always says ‘Not enough’, but my legs say ‘Give me a break!’
So I did. And I am not running until tomorrow.
Recommandation: If your legs are tired, it may be a sign that something in your system is out of balance. Look at the big picture, reevaluate your runs, and take a break to ensure your legs are also recovering. Usually, the break has a positive effect on your running performance.
Now off running & be happy!
P.S. And don’t forget to share a picture from your run on your favorite social media channel with both hashtags –#mondayrunningmotivation & #cookitfit. I’d love to see them!