While I pretty much adhere to the 3-4 weeks at least before you begin any kind of training, I have a question as to what constitutes rest and how much I have gotten. My conference meet took place three weeks ago (May 8-9). I then participated in a meet the following weekend where I ran a 4×1. Leading up to this meet I didn’t do any workouts. I basically stretched and took it easy. My question is does the week of nothing and one race count as training or can that be added to my post-season rest? If so, could I start lifting June 1st? My lifting leading up to the conference meet was light OLs for two weeks and nothing the week of the meet.Ideally, I am trying to take about 6 weeks off of running and about 4 from lifting. So even if I started lifting i wouldn’t be running again until Mid June.
I’m just trying to gauge how close I am to those marks because I’m getting that itch that all athletes get when they don’t do anything.