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How many of you actually take time off running periodically (non related to illness/injury)?
For example, after a race... and I dont mean just couple of days to a week. More like from couple of weeks to a month?
Read an article where it says its important to do so, just as it is to prepare for your race.
I realised that I have only ever done this once since I started running 6 years ago. I took two weeks off deliberately after my last marathon last year.
Have been having the worst time running lately... after 6 years of running my times are slower than ever... I walk faster! Adding speed training doesnt help if my legs are not cabable moving quicker. So yesterday I decided F**k this I'm never running another meter in my life!
Of course I will.
But for now, I'm taking a deliberate break (For about a week). Doesn't help that I have half marathon in two weeks time though... But I'd rather take a break and run it and suffer, than not take a break and almost stand still because my legs feel like lead!
How about you lot?