Having been fairly much on the go from once I got back from overseas last year I hadn’t had much of a let up in the training, in fact it probably was two years since I have had a decent break from training! My body was starting to tell me it was time for a break too, motivation was at an all time low and I had the feeling that my when I was racing hard I was just missing that top 20% in speed.
So I stepped back from races, and banned myself from races for the entire month of May…. I didn’t last long and ended up doing a 5km relay on about the 2nd, but that was after some serious arm twisting, and cause really I am a bit of a softy and gave into peer pressure for the good of Sumner Running Club. Apart from that slight indiscretion I was true to my word and I feel much better for it. I am now back and ready to put in some tough training and get back on the horse so to speak so we shall see how it goes!