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    Rest days..

    Post by thenextdeena on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:32 pm

    I know you should take one every 1-2 weeks, however since I'm doing mostly mileage (1-2 speedwork days) and xc skiing, is it ok to not take rest days regularly?
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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by runner_dude on Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:35 pm

    2 days a week of speedwork is a fair bit . . .
    I wouldn't say you NEED one, but you probably should. If you don't, at least do one run a week VERY slow and very short. I run on my recovery days 8-9+ minutes a mile, while on my easy days I'm sub 7:30.
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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by Just Because on Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:59 pm

    I take 1 day a week but I do core or something during that day.
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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by T B K on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:33 pm

    Just Because wrote:I take 1 day a week but I do core or something during that day.
    +1 same here.
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:33 pm

    You'd be fine.


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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by futureNIKErunner on Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:45 pm

    i usually take 1 day off a week or every 8-10 days. but i always do core and stuff on those days. just depends on how hard ive been working and if my body needs it. u should be fine
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:50 am

    I take 6 rest days a week. I'm hardcore Rolling Eyes


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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:42 pm

    When I'm really training, I take off 1 day a week or 1 day every 2 weeks.
    As of now since I'm kinda training, I take the weekends off.

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    Post by hxc on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:08 pm

    dont schedule rest days.

    take one if you need one.

    And you dont need one if your legs are sore.
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    Post by runner_dude on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:47 pm

    hxc wrote:dont schedule rest days.

    take one if you need one.

    And you dont need one if your legs are sore.

    What criteria would you use to decide if you need one then?
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    Re: Rest days..

    Post by mary XC on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:27 pm

    Running With Scissors wrote:I take 6 rest days a week. I'm hardcore Rolling Eyes
    lol
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    Post by mary XC on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:28 pm

    i used to take the whole weekend off, but then when i would come back on monday, it would be really hard b/c we do our long runs on mondays. do now i think ill take like one day every week or two off.

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