I am rushing around this morning to get to a early work meeting this morning! Thankfully the roads aren’t as bad as yesterday so I hope that it won’t take me too long to get in this morning.
As you may know, today was my chosen rest day off of exercise. :)
I thought it would be timely to discuss the benefits of rest days from this great article at Runner’s World. Of course this article applies to all types of training!
Recovery is an important–but often neglected–part of training plans.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
You can view the article here: From the August 2004 issue of Runner’s World
It has always been a bit difficult for me to convince myself that I need rest days off, but training for a marathon has forced me to take it more seriously and do find out the benefits of these rest days.
They are important!
Ok I gotta jet- I have 9 mins to eat and get out the door!
See you later for How I came up with the name for this blog…. :) And much more…
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt