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2/8/18 11:54 A

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you should strength train your legs, prevents injuries. And yes rest is always a great thing!



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2/8/18 7:57 A

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restorative yoga is NOT strength training. It is barely even exercise...

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2/8/18 1:10 A

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I am grateful to each one of you for sharing your experiences with me. :)

In reply to ZORBS13 "Occasionally I'll do some restorative yoga on my rest day, or add another short ST session before a run."
Do you mean that you sometimes use your rest day to strength train before a run? If so, I am confused at why you call it your rest day.

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2/7/18 12:42 P

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Thank you for your great question. I love to run. So the answers you received help me. I used to be a personal trainer, mainly with weights. So when I started running I knew importance of rest day but didn't know how to train properly. I personally think having a running coach is a fantastic investment.



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2/7/18 10:37 A

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I run 2 days per week, swim 2 days per week, bike 2 days per week, and lift 2 days per week (one of those is also a swim day, one is also a run day)

I have one full rest day, Friday, as I do a "long" run on Saturday (long for me is 4-6 miles of running, sometimes with walking to push the mileage up to 10).

I've been doing this combination of exercising consistently for 2 years. I had a 1-year break prior to that, and before that 3 years of basically the same pattern, though I've upped my time and speed on all 3 sports.

I do triathlons, though, and I identify primarily as a triathlete, not a runner.

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2/7/18 7:47 A

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I run 5x a week, ST 1x a week, and rest completely 1 day. I have been doing this for a loooong time, at least 7-8 years. I have been running for just over 10 years.

Occasionally I'll do some restorative yoga on my rest day, or add another short ST session before a run.

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2/7/18 6:36 A

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I think variety is important, both for injury prevention and a well-rounded fitness program. I typically recommend no more than 4-5 days of running weekly. Use those other days for other kinds of cardio or just a full-body strength program.

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2/7/18 6:17 A

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I have always been a 3 day a week runner, even at my fittest. My body revolts if I run more than that. Also, my running has evolved into more of a run/walk interval thing as I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee. Doing the intervals keeps my knee a bit happier.

On my non running days, I cross train with things like strength training, other cardio like walking, elliptical, biking, and/or classes at my gym. I generally take only one rest day per week.

On the rare occasion I have two races in one weekend, I know one will have slower splits than the other. Then I will pay for it on Monday. LOL.

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2/7/18 3:27 A

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Do you walk, or do any other form of exercise on your day off from running? Do you think it is necessary to take more than one rest day per week?

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