Rest day

The TyneIf 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

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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