Getting the momentum back after a break is sooooo hard! I agree! Push through it, be a little easier on yourself the first couple of days, and you will be fine.
It's like that for me too. Even after a 3 day break I get tired in half the time. After a couple of days I am usually back to where I was though
Definitely! Hang in there!
A person in motion tends to stay in motion a person on the couch tends to stay on the couch
Fig Newtonian physics at play
I usually feel really strong after a week off. Maybe you were just having a bad day.
ETA: but I don't run so maybe cycling is different.
Coming back to a full collegiate swim workout after a month of easy swimming for injury rehab? I thought I was going to die.
Glad to hear you're back on the horse! Pep talks are the reason I come to the forums. ;)
I have just got back in the saddle after 2 weeks out. Hard work but have completed 3 runs and now 2 rest days. Keep going fitness will come back soon. Have just entered for a Marathon for 2013 so that should keep me on my toes.
You sound like me! I was also home 10 days for Easter. No/limited exercise, and lots of food. I was lucky though, and maintained my weight, so no major harm done. Before my trip home I had settled into a nice routine, where I actually looked forward to my strength training/cardio workout 3-4 times a week. Going to the gym had become as routine as getting up and going to work. I got back a week ago, and I just can't get back into it, it's rough. So instead of picking up where I left off, I'm trying to take it easy a few sessions by reducing the intensity of the workouts. Then I'm not so tired afterwards, and remember why I found working out so enjoyable in the first place.
Ugh, I know what you mean. I hurt my back and couldn't exercise for about 1.5 weeks, and when I started again I felt like I'd turn back into a total wimp! But really, after a couple of days and some self-pep talks, I was back up to speed. Be nice to yourself! You'll get there!