Resting to Run Better

running / a thousand threads
One-Mile Pace: 8:00
Long Run: 3 Miles
Weekly Mileage: 6 Miles

Oh those numbers are sad… I know.

Last week, our whole house was under quarantine… first Austin, then Mark, then me.  I blame the weather (naturally).  But as you can see, a few runs were missed… which is always the worst.  I have the hardest time taking off, especially when I feel like I’m on a roll.

But as much as it bothers me to fall off track, I try to remind myself that sometimes it’s better to rest.  With the right amount of rest, I know we can all come back stronger than ever.  Just take it from someone who’s a way better runner than I am…

“I actually think being a more balanced person makes a healthier, happier, and thus faster person. The question I try and ask myself when I consider whether or not to train more is what is my body craving and what is my body ready to absorb? Sometimes pushing harder is not the answer. It takes self control, confidence, and intuition to know when to train and when to rest, but when in question error on the side of being over rested.” // Ryan Hall

One Comment

  1. Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    oh geez! take care of yourself and get better soon! and keep up the running, you are doing so good!

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  • By Can treadmill running hurt your speed? on April 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

    […] definitely still recovering, and taking it slowly as a result, but remember what I said about resting to run better? Well I might have some proof, because this week, on my 4 mile run, I broke my mile record! I was […]

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