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Pow999




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: End of season blues! Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Newbie first time poster here.
Looking for a bit of advice or alternatively a shoulder to whinge on!
I decided after a pretty long season to call it to an end after a race last Saturday.
I have been advised to take 2 weeks complete rest followed by another 2 of very easy non structured stuff. After 6 days of complete rest I am feeling absolutely shattered! This is probably the longest I have ever taken off training other than for an injury. Does anyone else feel tired and lethargic during this rest period?
I have an Ironman next year so I know in the long run the rest will probably do me good but man I'm bored!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get Pissed.

A lot


Its the only option
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
Get Pissed.

A lot


Its the only option


This. Feet up, wine/beer/spirits in. And cake, cake works well.

Then find a winter half marathon and enter that.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why take two weeks off completely?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Why take two weeks off completely?


To Drink?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To fully recharge the batteries after a long season?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pow999 wrote:
To fully recharge the batteries after a long season?


Active recovery is best...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Pow999 wrote:
To fully recharge the batteries after a long season?


Active recovery is best...


Not if you are drunk...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- go on holiday
- buy a new winter bike
- find a new challenge over the winter

Any or all of the above Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Chrissie Wellington approach: go so all in for the over-eating/do sod all/get fat/eat crap that after a couple of weeks you're actually fed up of it and WANT to go back to 'normal' with structured training etc....

I have a week of nothing, 2 weeks absurdly easy active recovery (during which I plan training, races etc).

My gut feel is that I don't kick back enough since I always feel as if running on fumes by the time of my 'A' race....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do naff all until Jan 1st when training for the new season starts. Or rather, nothing geared towards anything but having fun abusing my summer fitness to break friends on the local MTB trail.

Getting drunk as SGreg suggests is great as well. If you have trained properly then you'd be off in a drunken stupor after two pints. I'm such a drinking lightweight when in training. Cheap!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
That's what I've been told to do.
Not sure all this Guiness is good for me though😂😂👍
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pow999 wrote:

Not sure all this Guiness is good for me though😂😂👍


Of course it is!

Think of all that winter running you have to do, You need a layer on to keep warm Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had start of season blues Sad which led to mid season blues, then onto end of season blues

raced once in april and couldn't be arsed to do anything else
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
Pow999 wrote:

Not sure all this Guiness is good for me though😂😂👍


Of course it is!

Think of all that winter running you have to do, You need a layer on to keep warm Cool



😂😂😂😂😂🏃
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