If you are a runner, you will recognise the feeling on a “rest day” where you are desperate to go out running but have to discipline yourself because you know the rests are essential. Well that is NOT me today because I am quite ready for a day off running and was quite happy with my gentle gym session this morning.
It’s not that surprising because after a quick inspection of my running log, I realised that in the last 7 days I’ve done just over 52 miles (including the run by the Tyne featured in the photo) which I have a feeling is a personal record. I also have to take account of the London Marathon on the 26th of April and the Leeds Half two weeks later on the 8th of June. I am really fortunate to have been seeing an excellent sports physiotherapist since I was injured last year. He has prescribed an excercise and stretch regime which is why I was at the gym this morning. It seems to have worked because it feels to me like a miracle that I have got through all the above without damaging myself.
So if anyone is vaguely interested in my advice for today it’s to see a sports physio BEFORE you get injured and take rest days seriously!
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” Genesis 2:2 NIVUK