off a day every 15-20 days depending on how I feel. I feet great
especially in trouble areas like my achilles and plantar which I
assume feels good because of the increased blood flow from running on
a daily basis. Over the past few years, I've floated between 5-6 days
per week of running and since I added speed work I moved back to 5
days per week of running to allow my body to adjust. The funny thing,
and I think others have said the same thing, is I have the most aches
on days I take off.
There's a lot of discussion around how many days a person should run
and how much time off is needed to allow the body to heal. Of course,
this will vary by individual but as we talk about evolution, it's hard
to believe we can't run everyday, for the most part. Seems to me the
key is a complete understanding of your body and what days you can
push it and which days to back off and just run very easy (you have to
listen to your body at the highest level). I'm only running 30-40
minutes on the additional 2 days and it feels great. It has only been
a few weeks so we'll see how it goes but my tendons and muscles feel
so much better which I attribute to running on a daily basis but maybe
there's more to it.
Thoughts? Other folks experiences?