Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Rest Day

I'm changing my rest days.

Typically, Monday has long been my rest day. It made sense, since Sunday is my long run day. I figure, run on Sunday anywhere from 10-15 miles, rest Monday and get started with the next week on Tuesday.

However, life has intervened. Tuesday is suddenly my busiest work day. It's usually busy anyway but work for me picks up around this time of year, and some added responsibilities has only added to that.

Sunday, I ran a little more than 12 miles. Monday I rested and I woke up today hopeful of squeezing in at least a three-mile run. It didn't happen. It's mid-afternoon but I'm not very optimistic of finding time to get out and run with what's left of the day. It's a bummer, really.

But if I would have ran on Monday, I could have rested today and not worried about trying to fit in a run. Then that would inevitably help out Wednesday's run, since on Wednesday now I will have gone two days without running. And I hate going two days without running.

So starting next week, I'm running on Mondays. I usually have the mornings open so I will be able to get in 3-5 miles, no problem. And then I won't feel like crap, like I do today, headache and all.

I hate not running.


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Sorry you've got a headache- I'm sending you some virtual excedrin!

Chicago Mom said...

Schedule changes can be a big pain in the you know what. I hope your new routine works out for you!
BTW - I loved yesterdays post. I met my husband when my friend was dating one of his friends. We dated on and off for 10 years before getting our act together! (dumb kids! lol)

Willoughby said...

Sounds like a good plan!

Morgan said...

I do my long runs on Saturdays typically and I love, love, LOVE, getting in a 3-5 mile recovery run on Sunday. Nice and steady like. I feel like it helps me work out the kinks from the long run. I think you're going to like the change up!