Running tip #32 … take a day off without taking a day off.
Here’s a sneaky trick for those of you who can’t bear the thought of skipping a day (because of a consecutive-days goal, a running streak, or simply because you have OCD). Run early in the morning on one day, then run late in the evening on the following day. Your log-book still shows that you ran on BOTH days – that you didn’t miss – but your body feels like it has taken a day off.
If day 1 = a 6:00am run
and day 2 = a 6:00pm run
then your legs and lungs and heart and head will have had a break … a bonafide rest … for a full 36 hours!