I do a little running. Sometimes I run for a really long time. For first-hand accounts of the occasional ultramarathon, trail race, and maybe even a road race, as well as whatever else is on my mind, this is the place.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I have had a mixture of admiration and suspicion of people who say they have run every day for a long period of time. I have been a firm believer in rest days. But I wonder if a rest day has to be a non-running day? After taking about 6 weeks of "rest days," I have been running every day for 10 days, trying to build my base back up. I have been only running 5-6 miles per day at a pretty easy pace, with no long runs and no intervals. So far, so good. Now that I'm feeling better about my base, and with a couple of races on the calendar, I will definitely need to start in on some intervals and long runs, which may require a rest day. But a rest day could mean a short jog around the block . . . . I don't know how long I'll keep up the current streak. 30 days? More? One thing I'll promise: my streaking will be fully clothed.