Is recovery the best bit about training? The lovely downtime when rest is the right thing to do? You can’t beat the exhilaration of running, of competing, of pushing yourself to the limit. But enjoying NOT doing those things? That’s definitely permitted.
I don’t think of myself as an especially emotional person. I love a show tune, and Barry Manilow gets me every time. You’ll find me screaming at the TV when Manchester City are playing. But generally I’m on an even keel.
A few weeks after being in Majorca for the 70.3 Ironman race, I returned for a sudden opportunity to train in the sun. It turns out that last week also coincided with our British summer, which I missed – all five days of it. Since returning, it’s been grey and overcast here and the tan lines are fading fast.
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