I've "hit the wall" in races before, pretty sure we all have. This week I hit the wall hard in training. And life in general really. I feel absolutely exhausted and just burned out. I took Tuesday as a rest day, and found myself begging for more. I've been doing my running in the evenings because I just can't fathom the thought of getting out of bed in the morning.
I know this is a CLASSIC symptom of over training. I finished January with my highest mileage in a month ever, and was going to Body Pump twice a week. As soon as February hit, I felt like a bag of bricks hit me. I know it's time to take one large chill pill, rest up, and re-group. This morning, I found myself doubting my ability to even run a marathon. It's crazy the mind games physical fatigue can cause.
I'm taking this week completely off of Body Pump, and doing some light weights on my own, and a little shred with Jillian. I'm removing the hard strength training day and one running day and replacing with two easy elliptical days. I hope to feel like myself again next week. If not, another cut back week will be in order.
How do you cope with running burnout?