There’s a thousand reasons why we’re in different spaces, but at the end of the day your body needs to recover.
After my first I stopped for six months before the addiction set in again.
I prefer to have a weekly structure but lose all intensity and time goals until I’m ready. Walk instead of run, ride outside for the sunshine, etc and come back to intensity when I want to. Come back to a training plan later still.
I spent the last four weeks focussed on sleep and nutrition.
Well done for getting back to it so soon. How did you get on at IMUK?
I like the structure too which is why I want to get back to training it’s just my legs don’t want to good job I didn’t qualify for Nice!!!
Hopefully a week in the Norwegian fresh air on Fjords will re-energise me.
Kudos for completing the Ironman UK! What a beast!
Recovery after a full Ironman, especially a challenging one, can take some time so it’s not uncommon to need several weeks to fully recover. Giving your body the time it needs to heal is a crucial part of training to make you stronger.
So, like everyone has already mentioned, make sure to listen to your body and not rush back into high-intensity training. During this recovery period, focus on light activity and make sure you’re also getting plenty of sleep and eating a balanced diet to help your body recover.
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