26 Sep '13, 1pm

Recovery: Rest Day Protocol

Recovery: Rest Day Protocol

One would think a “rest day” would be fairly self-explanatory, but it is more than just lying on the couch. Some runners will often use “rest days” to complete some Herculean task like building a shed, painting the house, or hiking ten miles. Both of these typical approaches to non-running days, the couch potato and the worker bee, can be optimized by following the below advice. If You Typically Run Six-Seven Days Per Week Unless you are bent on maintaining a “running streak” for years on end, it is wise to take at least one rest day each month. A properly accomplished day of “recovery training” can help prevent injury, enhance adaptation to training, and keep you mentally sharp. Place your rest day for the month or week close to your hardest workout or race for that period to capitalize on those gains; as noted in the last section, it is best to run easy for one day befor...

Full article: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2013/09/recovery-rest-day...

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