Today’s fitness meme comes from blackrockfc.com:
This is a trap I fall into once in a while…giving myself permission to take “rest days” I haven’t really earned, because I haven’t really been kicking my butt in my workouts. Rest days are there to help our bodies regenerate and grow, AFTER we’ve given them the stress of a hard, sweaty workout. That’s when we build all those new capillaries and our muscle fibers repair themselves and grow stronger in the process. Rest is a very necessary part of the fitness equation. It just works best when we use it the right way.
Happy Friday and best wishes for a hard, sweaty workout today – or a rest day, if that’s in your plan. See you next week.
Yesterday’s Every48 workout: A solid TREADMILL RUN (it was raining and I just don’t like running in cold rain when I can avoid it). A one-mile warmup, followed by three 800-meter repeats at fast tempo pace, followed by about two miles at my goal marathon pace, followed by a quick cool down and stretch. Total of 5.75 miles.