A close running friend is struggling with a recent injury and whether to keep running or rest and recover. When you set a goal and lay out a training plan it can be bitterly disappointing to be injured and unable to run. But a solid training plan will still work if you miss a day, a week or have to cut short a workout, the only day you HAVE TO RUN is race day.

So, take the rest, have a glass of wine/beer and step back into you training plan once you’ve recovered. Let your plan take the strain.

(originally published 8/8/2015)