Monday, June 6, 2011

Taper truths?

 I know my mileage is low, but I have been running consistent for a couple months, every day but Sunday with a few exceptions. Time for each run  is no less than 30 minutes, and I have begun to up the daily time to 40 minutes....gradual increase. It seems each Monday proves to be my strongest run? Hum??? I take Sunday off from running because the demands of Sunday zap me.....yet I'm stronger on Monday? Obviously it's the result of resting the Runner! So the truth of the taper is true!
   The heat is on down here! I ran 40 minutes in the 85 degrees of sunshine! I loved it!!!! However, I was thinking about going down to the river but no one to go with....not wise to go alone...peace! (maybe I'll go anyway!)

2 comments:

Marlene said...

I definitely need one rest day per week, although I think it is more a mental than physical need. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next 6 runs after a day off. Glad you are feeling good!

Jill said...

I'm glad you're getting in a rest day, your body's really appreciating it!! :)

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