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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?

          I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...

             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  ///   May:  3 Days at the Fair (12 Hour)  ///  Nov:  New York Marathon (Staying at the Waldorf Astoria, its a "Bucket List" thing.  Can someone loan me some Zamunda money to help pay for it?)   ∞