Does that make sense? The more mileage I build, the less I want to take a rest day. It's a strange phenomenon. I guess it just shows the addictive nature of running.
I am at that point in marathon training where I feel really, really great. I feel strong. My speed is improving. My legs feel fresh! That is why it was almost painful to take a rest day yesterday. I had planned on doing an easy 5 instead of resting, but somewhere along the way I got busy and then I learned about free fro-yo at Yogurtland and my run went out the window. At the end of the day, I felt restless and really wished I ran.
My very wise friend, Amanda, sent me some pretty blunt texts reminding me that rest days are what keep me from getting injured. She reminded me how important Boston and Newport are to me, and that rest days are my ticket to getting there. I really needed to hear that logic last night so I could go to bed and rest easy. Thanks, friend!
Did I mention this is a cut-back, as well? That means I won't be running more than 8 miles at a time this week. I'm not 100% sure I can commit to that, but I'll try.
|That's it!? And so slow!|
|NAPIZZA in Little Italy|
Holly had a somewhat traumatic day as I took her to the groomer, her least favorite place besides the vet.
She was so thrilled to get the heck out of the groomer's shop!
|free at last!!|
Do you take cut-back weeks?
If so, how many miles do you run during these weeks?
Do you find that the more you run,
the more you want to run?
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