There’s something to be said for going with the workout flow after a big race.  It’s quite liberating, even for me!

I really thought I’d be back on a schedule by now.  My plan was to take it easy last week and then slowly start with more intense workouts this week.  But nope!  I’ve been…taking it easy ever since the half marathon. 

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

While this may sound like a lot, it’s really not when compared to what I thought I would be doing.  And I’m 110% ok with that. 

For 12 ish weeks, I really focused and trained hard.  I ran a ton and even strength trained a bit.  My body is honestly tired right now.  I need a short break from planned workouts and just want to do what feels right.  This could mean running one day, doing yoga another day, and following along with a YouTube video the next.  This isn’t what I had in mind when I talked about my post-half marathon fitness plan, but I’m loving it. 

Over the last 1.5 weeks, I’ve focused on staying active and drinking lots and lots of water.  I figure there’s plenty of time to “work out harder and faster.”  Right now, I just want to give my body the time it needs to recover, especially because I ran that entire race free of any injuries…even after convincing myself that it wasn’t going to be possible. 

I guess the point of this post is that sometimes you just have to give yourself a break.  Mentally, physically, whatever. 

So really take the time to savor your accomplishments instead of quickly moving on to the next thing. 



Happy Friday Eve!  And with everything you do today, don’t forgot to breathe and take your time!

By Parita

3 thoughts on “Post-Half Marathon Fitness”
  1. Love your approach here, P! After weeks of training, it’s almost necessary to tone it down to prevent any kind of injury onset. I use a similar approach with my weight loss clients and their eating plans- after a certain number of weeks, I have them increase their calories for a little while to maintenance level to avoid mental burnout & also to keep their metabolisms ticking.

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