I am not an elite athlete. Far from it. Very far from it, in fact. One of the major drawbacks of being a “hobbyist” runner is that sometimes life takes precedence over your training.
To say the past few weeks have been brutal would be an understatement. Between family obligations and working 65+ hour weeks, my training has taken a major step backwards. I wouldn’t say that I am “overtraining”. I think “overworking” would be a better description of the situation.
Mind you, I haven’t missed any runs but the quality of them has been declining. Me legs feel heavy and my confidence is pretty much shot
There is still plenty of time before my next half and full marathon to pull it together, but right now is definitely a low point. I know training goes it cycles… I am just hoping a good run comes along sooner than later to boost my spirits.
The past few weeks I had long runs of 16 and 17 miles and they went “no-so-good”. So, I am hoping this upcoming “stepback” weekend in my schedule (9 Miles Saturday, 12 Miles Sunday) helps get me back on track.
Aside from that, I from that I am going to focus (even more so than usual) on my sleep and eating habits as both have slipped a little during the chaos of the past weeks.
Another other suggestions would be much appreciated