|Couch potato time - see you in 6 weeks|
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
It seems that things have deteriorated and muscle pain is pretty evident no matter what kind of running I'm doing. For people with severe overtraining syndrome, treatment is complete rest and detraining. This can vary from 4 - 8 weeks with a slow reintroduction to training after that. Historically there have been enforced rests on my part due to injury, but not with complete detraining and not of sufficient duration. As much as it pains me to stop productive endurance exercise, it seems that is what I must now do. This means NO running at all for the next 6 weeks (at least). If I post on this blog about doing some running before 6 weeks is up (that's 13 August 2013), please chastise me! Gentle spinning on a bike is allowable; however, it is for mental health reasons only, not to maintain or work on fitness. Plus there will be plenty of walking, as there is still the GCC to consider! It's time to become and slug and to see if my cranky muscles can heal and completely recover.
Rest apparently does not resolve ATI. However, as I have not taken a full on rest approach, it's worth giving it a good shot.