Why You Should Rest From Running
Have you ever heard the adage that improvements in fitness are only made when resting? It’s true. Through a pretty incredible process called supercompensation, the body responds to stress (like a long run or hard workout) by going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to making repairs.
If you rest sufficiently in between hard sessions, your body will not only adapt to the workload but increase your fitness specific to the ways you challenged it. Running shorter, faster reps will make you more proficient at speed. Long runs increase endurance. This is the hallmark of all training.