The first week break was necessary, but the second week was a mental struggle - guess it is obvious who won!
But Sunday, I was singing the theme song of Rocky III !
Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance
Now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
Today, I wanted to run again feeling very enthusiastic about my return. BUT I was able to talk sense into myself and not commit the same mistake of not listening to the many running coach/trainer/gurus I've met and read. Rest is part of training, too!
As well as going to bed early!
If you are serious in wanting to have a strong body to cope with the rigors of the marathon, you need sleep. There are no buts, no short-cuts to this. It is very straightforward. No quality sleep, no quality performance, or no performance at all.
|My lack luster performance in Egmond was due to lack of proper sleep.|
|Lack of sleep also made me late in Groet Uit Schoorl, and in the end made it my first DNF race.|
|Archive picture from My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands:|
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