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2013-08-02 4:07 PM
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Perhaps you need to read between the lines? No matter how much or how little training I'm doing, I always make sure my family is comfortable with the time I devote to them and the time I devote to our sport.

I sit down with my wife each January, show her my training schedule for the year, the races I plan to do, and let her give me all the input she has. Then we agree upon the schedule once the changes are made based on her feedback. Later, if she asks me to change something, I do my best to accomdate her. Make them a part of the process.



2013-08-02 7:30 PM
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What's a rest day?

If the training feels good and you are hitting your goals, keep going. If you are dragging through workouts, coming up injured, or if that persistent ringing you experience is actually your loved ones, you are over-training.

Only you can tell. Good rule of thumb is to not increase your weekly total mileage too quickly and throw in a rest week with reduced mileage every 3rd week or so.
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