One comment on “Reasons to Schedule Rest Days

  1. I usually take Friday off and cross train in the middle of the week, but I agree that rest is good. I do run 5 days a week, but I usually run “hard” maybe 2-3 days (these days are followed by rest or something super easy to recover).

    3 days a week really is enough, especially if you cross train or work an active job. I trained for a half marathon (my first) on 3 days of running per week. I was recovering from anemia, and that’s all I could handle.

    The best thing is resting just before a race and then racing with fresh legs. That’s fun!

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