Bonni: I bet it's pretty there...
DT: You say that you do a long run on Sundays and then "can't run" Mondays. Heck, I'm just a novice here, but I'm following Galloway's training program, and it's sure working for me. I have also checked out Grete Weitz (sp?) book at the library and they're both similar -- namely, you have to let your body "recover" have a long run. On the Galloway program (you can get it under www.jeffgalloway.com/Training/Marathon/Beginner, something like that -- anyway that will get you close) you run T and Th 30 mins (I do hill repeats, speed work, etc.) M W F you walk 30 mins/do "non-pounding" stuff (stretching; yoga; Pilates; horseback; whatever), Saturday you take off, Sunday you do a mileage run. I can't believe how well this is working for me. The biggest part of all this seems to be that the day that's the ~most~ important is the day you are doing the "low impact" stuff. That is the day that gives your muscles a breather/time to recover. If you are trying to go out Sunday/Monday, it may be that you need to consider NOT running Monday......again, what do I know, but this is per a couple writers (and marathoners) that I sure respect.
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