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Rest day

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Today I am taking a rest day. After the four in a row I took a day off and then ran yesterday. I am seeing some good improvements already which I think is pretty par for the course. The improvement from steady running comes really quickly, it isn’t until you reach a solid fitness level that things seem to slow down. I guess this shows the reality of the benefits to cross training. If you can show multiple quick gains in different areas of physical activity then you can keep on the path of improvements. Even though a gain in say cycling performance might not totally relate to running, the improvement is not only a general mental gain but also adds to the overall physical fitness. That being said I am pretty one-dimensional at the moment when it comes to physical activity. I guess I’ll just have to enjoy the recent improvement in my running and fitness level and wait out the plateau. Actually, what I will do is go from what has been essentially junk runs to a more focused training routine aimed at HR training (as usual!). Then I probably will see another spike in fitness and running mentality. For now I am just going to focus on miles and repetition of runs. Less rest days and more running days. I am still riding that plateau. No reason to get another…yet.