I completed Ironman Nice earlier this summer and felt great at the end. The training program we used seemed to work well and after taking a short break from training, I went back to running about an hour a day and the occasional bike ride. I had shortness of breath if I really exerted myself the first couple of weeks, but if I slowed down, I felt fine. That has gotten better, but I am not as interested in training if I don't have a race to train for and I feel very sluggish when I run. My actual pace and distances are not changing, but it just doesn't feel as good as it did when I was training much harder. Any ideas?
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Depending upon where you live and how many fit eye-candy skaters are out there - I'd highly recommend taking up in-line skating for a while. A great diversion that won't help your running much as the muscles used tend to be better aligned with sprinting and mtb riding, but the change of pace and improved scenery will help the psyche.
An alternative is to try trail running instead of road work.
When running and biking aren't fun anymore it is time to hang it up and do something else. Have you checked out kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding? Different muscle groups but they both help build core strength and can keep cardio fitness.
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You'll be resting well in advance of the late point
Trail running for sure! It also sounds like you may just need a break since you did so much training for your Ironman. Rest up, do some other stuff, and then start again. You may also be the type who needs events on the calendar to keep you motivated."There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
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