We all know the benefit of rest days when starting out on the C25K program and everyday you can read advice supplied to people just starting out to slow down and always take a rest day between their runs.
But, as time goes on and you've completed a few races and got some miles in the bank I am finding that I can run with far fewer rest days. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself as a highly experienced runner, but I do understand my body and when it needs a break and I also understand the need to taper before a race.
I am finding that I am probably only taking 2 totally rest days per week and the other days are a mixture of intervals, long runs, gym work and gentle plods just to get out for an hour in the countryside. I also plan my week such that I don't have two "hard" days back to back.
Interested to hear about other peoples weeks and what your thoughts are on rest days??