This week I ran zero miles. I can’t remember the last time I ran zero miles in a week. I’ve never been this burnt out, where every run is just horrible. I’ve talked to other runners about burn out. Every run for the past few weeks has just felt labored. Like I took six months off, and I’m just trying to “get back into running.” Not a fun feeling.
In the last few weeks I set up a bike trainer and a Zwift account. I don’t have to think about the weather, the wind, nothing. And it feels good. Like, even hard efforts. They feel good.
I rode 104 miles this week. Six and a half hours.
I don’t think I rode that much back in my Bike Nerd days.
That’s more hours than I usually run each week.
Also started doing some dance workouts, too. They’re silly, sure, but they’re fun and quick, and feel good.
I’m pretty sure the running will come back. In the meantime I sure am glad I got this bike set up.