You Won't Regret Taking a Break

While this is advice is for all marathon runners, it is particularly geared towards the obsessive ones that feel guilty when taking a day off.  I place myself into this category.

Thursday night I was really tired and could barely drag myself out of bed on Friday morning.  Not to mention, I had run for an hour on Thursday morning and had a bit of a sore knee.  So I took Friday off.

All better today!  My knee problem is gone. My energy is back.  I ran this morning with a spring in my step.

Take a day off when you need it, even if you had planned to run that day.  Your body is trying to tell you something.  Don't feel guilty about it.