threeculbersons

Rest Day.

In Uncategorized on March 6, 2012 at 3:41 am
My mind is starting to realize the importance of “rest” days. I’m mainly talking about those days off from training. I’m not crazy training yet, but after this week, starts the long uphill climb to 26.2 miles. I run my second half-marathon this weekend and I’m truly excited about it. I’m hoping to PR huge.
I’ve been home in Tennessee this past week and have run a total of 3 miles. No weights, no bike, hardly no running. And it’s been glorious. I’m the type that I really get down on myself for not training, but this week has forced me to slow down. 
Our bodies, along with our minds need rest. It’s hard to remember that when you are training for an event though. I have to tell myself, my legs will not forget how to run, but they will wear out if I don’t rest them. 
So this has been a true ‘taper’ week for me. Hoping to run 5-6 miles total this week and be completely rested for this weekend. So I’m enjoying my rest days and trying not to beat myself up over it. 
Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.

Bring on the second half of 26.2!!!


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