I have to make myself take a day off. I get addicted, and I feel guilty if don’t run. I have to remember it’s the recovery days when you actually get stronger. When you take a day off, you can run fast and hard next time you get out there.

Danica Patrick, Professional race-car driver

Wise advice but difficult. Today is a rest/recovery day. Tomorrow will be the shortest ‘long run’ of training…5 miles. I do feel lazy and sluggish when I don’t run but need to remind myself that my body needs time to recover from the torture I put it through on a daily basis. So, while my brain may not like the day off…my body sure enjoys the time to repair and recover…and prepare for the next run.

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