Day 10 – Modified Perfect 10 Triathlon Training
Well, today is the end of Cycle 1 of the Modified Perfect 10 Triathlon Training. As such, today is a rest day.
I know that you may be thinking, but you were sick. Don’t you want to make up some of your missed training? The answer is yes. Of course I want to make up some of my missed training. But I know that if I do all that I will end up doing is over training, and possibly getting re-injured or a new injury. And that is something that 1 day of training is not worth.
One of the hardest goals of the older athlete, and those individuals that are competitive is that we have a tendency to think that if some if good, then more is better. And we apply that to everything that we do … including exercise. I know that’s the way that I am.
I have to learn, the hard way, that pushing yourself will only get you injured and set you back even further in your training. And since I have a number of races planned, and I have my “A” race in October, I know that I can’t take the chance and miss out on the races. So as hard as it is to not want to push myself, I know that it’s best if I take it slow, and keep my training as planned.
Remember … Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!