After the thrashing I took at the trail race, I decided to take a week off to rest up and pretty much just get my bearings back together. I had a few jogs that were around a mile and some bike riding but nothing with moderate effort. My first real runs came Monday and Tuesday out on the trails in amazing weather. I apologize to everyone dealing with tough weather, but we are having some amazing weather here in AZ these days. Okay maybe I'm rubbing it in just a little bit lol.
I put in a pretty good effort on both runs and feel really good about how my legs are feeling after the long week off.
Also, I completed my first night of strength training last night. I was surprised I remembered, then laughed at myself as I seem to have little to no strength in my body. I've decided to ease into this and went with a full body work out. I even threw in some planks and was able to hold it for 60 seconds. Who would of thought?
How do you jump back into running after a long rest period? Anything specific you do to get your body back in the swing of things?