As both the intensity and duration of my workouts lesson my muscles tend to recovery faster. The spring in my step that I frequently miss on my runs starts to return.
The downside to my taper I over analyze every little thing. My quads suddenly feel a twinge. I wonder if something major is wrong. One day I feel a little extra tired. Is my recovery not going right? Or am I not eating enough.
Case in point, this Saturday I went for my long run. For no particular reason, I just did not feel right. My body just seemed more sluggish than normal. I wondered if I needed some extra calories or I had I not slept well the night beforehand.
Really, what didn’t make sense were my splits. The more I tried to ease back and slow down; the better I felt. This just correlated in running even faster.
There are just times where I press to hard during my workouts. Forcing something never ends well. The workout goes into a death spiral and things just get worse and worse. The days where I say “oh well” and just roll with it, I find turn out much better in the long run.
Want to run fast? Stop worrying and just relax. Your body will take where you want to go.
Just a thought that I am passing on
The Cool Down Runner