Some experts say the most important marathon training day of the week is the day you rest. After five days and 30 miles of running, Saturday was a rest day for me. No miles running, no cross training, just a short slow walk. I ate well, breathed deep, minimized my time on my feet, and spent time with the family.
I believe it is very important to take one or two rest days a week in order to pace myself for a race seven months away. My hip, IT band, and knee were hurting me on Friday. Maybe it was the 30 miles, maybe the 26 degrees (ha!). No complaints, Clint and I are making progress, and staying focused.