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NYC Marathon Training: Day 37

Ahhh, a  full day of rest….I’ve mentioned in a previous entry the importance of

Even Olympic gold medalists feel the effects of being “mentally and physically tired”, despite being one of the most incredible athletes in the world. Go Gabby, go USA!!

taking 1-2 days off as you ramp up your mileage.

Why? Well, stress comes in many forms. We all have our daily work, family and personal stressors in addition to the increasing mileage you’re demanding of your body.

If you lack proper sleep, nutrition and rest from activity, you may be compromising your immune system as well as increasing the likelihood of injury.

So, if you’re feeling extra tired today, reduce the amount and intensity of your planned run or skip it for today. This is not an excuse to give up when the training gets tough, but I am encouraging you to LISTEN to your body.

Train smart!

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