I will fully admit that I hate taking a rest day. I like to go go go and then crash on the couch. However, the past couple weeks I’ve attended at least 2 spin classes a week, running up to 40 miles a week and swimming 3 days a week. This week I even toned it down and took 1 less spin class and 1 less swim day but still knew I needed a full rest day. One of those no running, no cross training, rest days. It was rough and I complained a lot but Bodhi showed me how it was done.
Monday: 5 mile run and 1 hour spin
Tuesday: Speedwork-1 mile WU, 6-800s, 1 mile CD. 600 Meter swim
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: 3 miles in the am and 3 miles after work. 1/2 mile swim. My farthest swim yet and it’s getting easier!
Friday: 17 mile treadmill run. I had some stomach issues up to mile 10. Miles 10-13 creeped by slowly but miles 14-17 flew by and I was done!
I watched multiple episodes of the Boitano Project during my run.
Then I tried to refuel with all these goodies.
The refueling process didn’t go so well. After long runs I always feel sick to my stomach. My plan next time is to have a smoothie post long run and see if that goes any better.
Saturday: 4 easy miles and a massage
Sunday: Rest Day.
Total Mileage: 46 miles
The next time I schedule a rest day I will do so on a work day where I have lots to do. Scheduling my rest day on a day where I had nothing was torture. I had to tell myself that rest days prevent burnout, prevent illness, restore glycogen levels and PREVENT INJURY!
In case you missed how I survive my treadmill workouts, you can get caught up here!
How many rest days do you take a week? I used to take at least 2 but now it’s at least 1