So I'm noticing that in the last few of the weekly postings, I've been struggling to keep up with training a bit. The fact is that I'm tired a lot of the time and it's getting hard just to get myself ready and out the door for workouts. There are a lot of reasons why this might be the case just now: it's been freaking hot out, I was traveling quite busily for work, I've had to stop drinking coffee (which is huge for me...RIP my personality...), and I'm in the biggest block of training for my A race before I start tapering in a few weeks.
I'm also trying, however, to accept if my body just can't do things, if I'm overtraining, etc. So, understanding that this is subjective and also that it's just hard to describe nuances of bodily feelings like tiredness vs. exhaustion, muscles aching from a single workout vs. encroaching tendonitis, etc. here's my question: how do you decide what's too much? How does your body feel when you make a decision to rest at the expense of your training plan? When do you push through?
I should say I'm generally tired. My quads are tightening up and I'm trying to spend a lot of time on the ol' foam roller. It helps that I have a housemate who's a massage therapist. We're trading rent for weekly massages in this last push towards my race. There's nothing that feels like injury just yet.
...Maybe I'll just drink coffee for a few more weeks and get myself through this...
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