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8/23/13 3:24 P

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I'd probably take the Monday off and spend the morning sleeping in!

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8/19/13 9:11 P

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I'm also a teacher and was wondering the same thing, but I think after is better. Luckily my marathon, which will be my first, is Columbus Day weekend, so we have Monday off. Good timing! Best of luck to you!

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8/18/13 9:15 P

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With only one official marathon under my belt and another coming up in October, I think the recovery day will be more beneficial than the than the pre-race rest. If I were at the level where shaving minutes off my time mattered to me, I might feel differently. I think the better your recovery experience, the more likely you are to continue running marathons.


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8/18/13 9:07 P

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I would definitely take the day after off. I always do this after big races and am always glad I did.

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8/18/13 8:58 P

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I would definitely do the day after and stay off my feet as much as possible the day before. I would hit the expo briefly and then rest as much as possible. My next marathon is Des Moines October 20. What are you running?

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8/18/13 8:42 P

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I'm running my 2nd marathon in October. My first was last summer when I wasn't working so I didn't worry about rest before or recovery after. Race is a Sunday. What would you do: take a personal day on the Friday before for ensured rest OR the Monday after?

I am a Kindergarten teacher, not a job where I can take it easy or stay off my feet before the race. On the other hand, I was very sore after the first one and don't want to go back and be miserable. Taking both days off isn't an option.

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