I'm nearing the end of two weeks of forced downtime after racing Collegiate Peaks on the 7th.
My motivation/psyche/whatever you want to call it is close to an all-time high. After CP, all I could think about was my next chance to lay it all out there. But...I have been going without a real break since last September. I may not need it now, but I want a strong summer, and hitting a psychological lull in July - not a good thing.
Physically, I'm holding up fairly well. My hip has been a little sore since the race, but it's not a major concern. Running a distance that long has GOT to take a toll on the body, though - especially one that's not used to that kind of mileage.
This proactive break seems to be the right way to do it. I'm not stressing out over lost training - I've built my base up well and August is still three months away.
I've been out for a few runs, but nothing intense. The extra hour or so in my day has allowed me to get ahead with work stuff, cook a little more, and spend some extra quality time with Cale. I've also been to a few CrossFit classes. No doubt it's fun, but I'm not sure if it will be something that effectively complements running.
Can't wait to get back at it.