This week I have been having a rest. After a few weeks hard training my body needed a well earned break from training for a few days. Last week I had low energy levels and found my concentration was all over the place.
It’s important to remember that while your resting your muscles are recovering and growing. This is something I struggle with as I’m not very good at chilling out, I am on the go most of the time, even on rest days I like to go on walks and stay active. So when my coach said I should have a rest week I couldn’t quite get my head around the idea of a week of no exercise. After my long ride on Saturday, when I had felt very tired, I decided to listen to my body and planned to take three days off to recover.
Since Sunday I have been concentrating on building my core strength doing Pilates, foam rolling and stretching this has been really energising and I feel like my body feels better for having a rest and a stretch.
Tomorrow is my first test of the year! An all out effort loop as flat our as I can for an hour, this is going to be fun (and by fun I mean tiring and painful).
I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂