After the Gold Coast Marathon I have taken two weeks rest. Apart from going to the gym half a dozen times to push weights and mostly running no more than 6 Kms each day I have done nothing.
LAST 3 days of recovery
Friday : run 3 Km
Saturday: Easy 16 Km run.
Sunday : short jog.
TODAY: There are 13 weeks until the Melbourne Marathon.
Some people may think that this is not long enough to prepare properly. I think it is enough. I have regarded a full recovery as my first priority. Resting sounds fine but it is also frustrating. But now I can get off the sofa and back on the road.
Training starts today.
The real benefit of taking two weeks to recover is clear in how eager I am feeling to start training again.