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Tri-ing Again
My name is Givens Phillips. I raced as an age grouper for a few seasons several years ago. Now I am trying to get back into shape and am wanting to race again now that my 12 year old daughter has taken an interest in the sport. These are my observations and experiences along the journey down that road. I hope you enjoy.

Rest Days

givensby givensMar 18th 2010
Rest days, we all know we need a rest day at least once a week to stay healthy and not over train. The biggest problem I have is having too many rest days, unscheduled rest days. As I wrote before I usually schedule several workouts on days when I know I will be busy with other obligations to try and make sure I can fit in at least one training session. The bad news for me the last two days is even that planning ahead has not kept me from having two back to back "rest days" this week. I hate rest days personally. This is because most of my rest days are not by choice. Sometimes I feel I literally can feel myself getting weaker each day. I know this is crazy but that is the way I am wired. I feel as if I have to be going everyday. I guess it is a good thing my life is so busy, it forces me to have a rest day every so often...the dreaded rest day. I know I can't be the only one to feel this way about the "rest day". As for me I will continue to try to avoid the rest day, just because I know it will never actually happen for more than a week or so at a time. Leave a comment if you feel the same about rest days as I do or even if you don't.
prhimby member: prhim, Mar 18th 2010 10:01
Totally with you. My brain knows full well that rest days are essential, but I hate them! I can feel myself getting antsy if I haven't had some form of training session (even something very low impact) for more than 24 hours. Like you, I tend not to know when work will 'force' a rest day, so try not to plan them in advance (although childcare often dictates when these rests take place). I still seem to average at least one a week (see my latest blog post on a vey similar subject!).
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