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Time off? (Read 287 times)

    Do you ever take a running "vacation?"  If so, how long?  How often?

    MJ5


    Chief Unicorn Officer

      One week every December, which for me is turning into 2 weeks due to a car accident and strep throat.

      Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

      xor


        One week every December, which for me is turning into 2 weeks due to a car accident and strep throat.

         

        A car accident?  You ok?

         

        As for me, I don't take intentional vacations (from running.... I have taken running vacations, though), but Real Life has a tendency to hand them out.

         


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          Do you ever take a running "vacation?"  If so, how long?  How often?

           

          Vacation from running?  or Vacation for running?

          Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

             As for me, I don't take intentional vacations (from running.... I have taken running vacations, though), but Real Life has a tendency to hand them out.

             

            This.  A twisted knee.  Wisdom teeth + secondary infection.  That kind of thing.  I do cut back when I'm not feeling it, though.

            "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
            Emil Zatopek

              No time off for me :-)  If things are easy, I run.  If things are hard and stressors are high, I still run.  Hot and humid, I run because it makes all the other runs seem easier.  Cold and windy, I run because it is still easier than when I was running in Afghanistan during a massive surprise dust storm exactly midway through my 10-miler!

               

              No time off.  Not even for New Years!  (I am doing a race on 12/31, "Beat the Ball 5K" Which starts at 11:35pm and I can be done by 11:58pm in time to see ball drop on the big screen they have set up, and on 1/1, doing the "Hair of the dog" 5K at 8am... So... No, no break from running. 

               

              Note:  I have only been running 2 years and loving it, so maybe with more years done, I will feel more like adding in some breaks :-)

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              The Plan (big parts)→  /// April:  Hampton, VA 24 Hour Run for Cancer (PR 80 Miles) ///  Nov:  New York Marathon  ///  Dec:  Seashore State Park 50K  ///  ∞