Friday, 14 October 2016

Less Is More

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, October 14, 2016 with 3 comments
An article emphasising the importance of a rest day: http://www.active.com/running/articles/how-to-gain-more-by-running-less.

I don't think I have to convince any of the speedygeese to take a day off for recovery purposes as most take more days off than that.

But as I approach the age of 70, maybe a week with four rest days is called for.

Or better; make three of those four days a jog/walk/jog day. Essentially, keep moving even on rest days.

Like everything, it takes discipline, but a new kind of discipline. On typically cold Canberra mornings I actually find it harder to get out for a walk than for a run. But I have to, therefore it will be so.


Cross training is a good alternative.


(Remember Heather?)

3 comments:

  1. I run, rest, cross train depending on the weather. And especially now I have moved further south. Basically run days whenever I can, but now if the weather is not good, try for a short walk or call the day a compulsory rest day. These days, not feeling guilty for not running, is the part that needs to be overcome.

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  2. Yep, of course I remember me! Cross training is definitely helpful - I was running my strongest when I cycled regularly, and kayaking was good for giving the legs a complete rest.

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    1. Haha!
      Good to know you are still reading this.
      Go Heather!

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