I am trying to have a few weeks of active recovery and a small off season before skimo training ramps up. I’m realizing this is much harder than I thought it would be. Most of my runs and rides last week were harder than they were supposed to be because I don’t think I’m very good at holding back. This weekend I made a sincere effort to actually actively recover.
Our family headed to Moab on Friday morning with friends for one last desert getaway. Normally when we have the chance for a weekend like this, I get as much training in as possible. It was a nice change to go on a few short runs and then hang with the kids. We even got a great family hike in Arches National Park this morning before heading home.
I’ve taken ‘off seasons’ before by default when a racing season is complete, but this is the first time I’ve had someone telling me to really rest. Without being accountable to Lindsay Hyman at CTS, I’m not sure if I would be able to hold back as much as I have. After a great weekend with the family, I’m looking forward to another easy week before getting going again. Especially since my new Sportiva skis arrived while we were away!