Taking Some Time to Rest

Good morning! I slept SO MUCH last night, it was amazing. I didn’t get out of bed until 8, and I feel great. I’m starting to feel really run down, so I’ve decided to take it easy this week. Walking, resting, and stretching. It’s amazing.

I wish I could spend all my time here: (source)


I’ve read numerous times the importance of rest in training plans, this article from Running Times says, “Without recovery blocks, I can almost guarantee you will eventually lose enthusiasm for hard training and your racing performances will become mediocre.”

Something I really don’t want that to happen! Because I begin Phase THREE of my half marathon training plan I am ready to really kick it into gear. I also think this will be the best decision for my shins as well.

Do you build rest periods into your training plans? Why or why not? What do you do (besides the obvious) when you’re “resting”?