Workout of the day:Half sleeping, half stretching. I even convinced Anthony to join me!After two back-to-back hard runs, a rest/stretch day feels like a real treat.
Speaking of which, today I came across “Get faster and stronger with high-intensity, high mileage training” today by Runner’s World. It basically recommends a week of super intense training — “pushing hard for seven days straight.”
Although I do think it’s important to have peak weeks in training, I don’t think that ramping your mileage up by 50% and running a week without a rest day is a good idea. Not only do I think it will lead to injury, but (as someone who’s done this, actually), I don’t think it’s possible to run such high mileage and keep high the intensity. You can try, but by the end of the week your legs feel like rocks — based on my experience, anyways. What do you guys think?
On a less controversial note: pizza.If I did ever attempt seven straight days of high mileage and high intensity, I think the only way to get through it all would be mid-week pizza. It’s a magical thing.
Tomorrow is Friday, you guys!
- Does your boyfriend/husband do yoga?
- How many rest days do you take a week?
- What’s your favorite brand of frozen pizza?
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- Active Life DC: Things to do this weekend, July 20-21 (long runs, free crossfit, free boot camp, etc)