Each week I develop a training plan. That week includes a rest day. That day isn’t always on a 7-day cycle. Occasionally, I add an active recovery day and bump out the day off by three days.
There are also days when I know, from years of experience, that I’m pushing the envelop of fatigue. Today is one of those days.
I felt it beginning last night. After a league shoot I came hope and felt more tired that usual. Walking up stairs I noted my legs were sore. This morning after stretching, running and shooting I didn’t recover as fast as usual. It is time to take an afternoon off.
That means no cycling and no more shooting for today.
There are times when you know you need a break. It is mentally hard not to practice. What goes through your head is that someone else is getting an edge on you. That’s not the case. Still it is a tough call to rest especially when things are going well.