thequestfor135

Rest

In Musings, Rants and Explanations on March 29, 2009 at 11:12 am

Rest days are fun. All my leg muscles are a little sore from the renewed vigor, but it feels good. The best part of having a rest day is not having to find a time in it to exercise. No worrying about can you get to the gym and back. Just having a day where you can do what you have to do.

We have our hockey banquet this afternoon, so I reckon it will be rubber chicken and potatoes, maybe rice.  The point of rest is to avoid injury by allowing your body to recover from the effort that it has put forth. Rest is different for everyone.  Some people need more, some people need less. At different times of the training cycle, you will need to rest differently as well.

A rest day is exactly that, a rest day. You shouldn’t bike 20 miles on your rest day, or take part in a pickup hockey game. You should rest. And that is what I plan on doing today.

Just remember to pick it back up tomorrow.

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