It’s that time of year and with the transition from summer to fall/winter running coming, we often hear about more trips and falls when out running right now. Soon trees will drop their leaves, it gets darker and wetter and tripping hazards are even more pronounced. Falling when out for a run can happen at any time of the year. And no, you don’t even have to be out for a run!
As a coach, over and over again I see that rest days are one of the hardest pieces of training to address. No matter the level of athlete, everyone wants to know what they can do to get better but the answer is not always what they expect.
With our busy lifestyles, goal driven pursuits, and a mentality which says more is always better, being more cognizant of taking rest days can be the one thing you do to help your training. What is a #restdaybrags? If you think this can’t possibly apply to you, read on.