Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Rest Days - Juneathon #8
Friday - 4.12 mile easy run
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 10-20 mile long run
This can vary I may do a long run on the Friday instead of Sunday but generally the last month has been following the above.
I understand that not only does your body need to recover ie. Muscle repair, but also your Immune System becomes depressed. Pounding trails over 30 - 35 miles is going to have some effect on my joints and last year I suffered from quite a bad Achilles Injury, so I'm probably over cautious with my recovery.
When you read up on this topic, most advice is to try to get at least a day's rest into your weekly schedule, but I think I benefit personally from the 3 days I allow myself. I guess everyones different or maybe I'm having too much rest?
I know I could certainly infill with Cross Training on my rest days, I'm determined to get more Core Training in also. But the beauty about having these rest days is it keeps me fresh and looking forward to my next run, it's quite satisfying to enjoy the rest day following a 20 mile run.
I would be interested in any ones thoughts on this subject and in particular my current weekly schedule.