Taking the week off

I have decided to take this week off from running. It has been awhile since I have done this and I believe that I am starting to burn out a bit. I started the summer off running the Calgary Marathon, and then did the Melissa’s Half-Marathon in September and last weekend ran Eikden 12.8 K in Banff. Other than a week and half after the marathon I pretty much have been going full bore with the training and racing. It is more than time to take a bit of a break.

I think that the biggest risk in training for anything is the risk of burnout – getting to the point where you no longer enjoy the sport for the sport. I don’t want to get there with running as I love it too much!!