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I'm dedicating my first Ironman to a charity I've supported for over 10 years - Hope Worldwide. Please check out the link and consider making a difference in the life of those less fortunate.
Joshua, I haven't looked up your age but for the record, as you age you need more recovery time, and different people need more or less recovery. For example, most training plans call for three weeks' progression before a recovery week but I have found I do much better on two weeks' progression and then a recovery week.
And I completely agree with Mark -- one full day off each week. Active rest is an oxymoron. This is not just for your muscles, but also for your nervous system and even your adrenal system. And keep in mind that all repair happens at rest. If you don't sleep enough or don't fit in enough recovery then your muscles are not able to properly rebuild after the previous session tearing them down.
Triad of success: Work, Food and Rest.
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IMO - Intensity and duration of training should not be based on how hard, fast, or far you can go, but rather how hard, fast, and far you can recover from. I take atleast 1 complete day off per week, and require myself to be fully recovered before starting the next week.
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