Ever get that really tired feeling? You know, you feel like you need a good long rest?
Well, sir, that is exactly where I am today. Monday is typically an easy day for training. Sunday, if I’m not in a tournament, is my official rest day. This week I am taking off Sunday and Monday. That is except for the morning run. Aside from that run no other exercise. I didn’t touch a bow.
If you shoot over 36,000 arrows a year, run over 1000 miles, ride a bike over 5000 miles and head to the gym 78 times in a year, occasionally it catches up with you. While this may sound like a lot, the running and cycling are small potatoes compared to what I was doing before I picked up a bow.
Here’s what I know, as I’ve aged it take me longer to recover and rest is good. There’s a time to listen to your body and amend a training plan. Don’t abandon the plan, but a small adjustment may be dividends later.