>Running 101>Voluntary time off.
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
Does anyone else agree that it is good to sometimes have a break, and shock the system so to speak?
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
I have been so obsessed lately with my diet and running regime that it seems to be taking over. Over the weekend I let my hair down and enjoyed some nice, but fatty foods. I feel that my body has been craving them lately.
With that said I believe that I need some time off the hardcore routine I have been following, so I have decided to let my hair down for a week, even a week off running. This will also help iron out the niggling pains I have been getting lately in various parts of my body. Does anyone else agree that it is good to sometimes have a break, and shock the system so to speak?
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Better to take some voluntary time off to recharge the batteries, rather than being forced into involuntary time off due to over doing it.
But Eddy, didn't you just post a couple of hours earlier that you wanted to run 22 miles the next day? What happened to that?
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