It is amazing what a day off will do for tired legs. As I look forward to a fall marathon, I have added some “faster” running into my repertoire of workouts. Most of my running in recent years has been just for the sake of running, and not for running fast. So I’ve started adding tempo runs and mile repeats into my training to build speed and endurance at faster paces. Problem is, man, do I get tired. I have been careful thus far to listen to my body and avoid injury. And usually a day off is just what I need to adequately recover. After taking off from running and cross training on Tuesday, I did a nice and easy 3-miler today and my legs felt springy and were ready to go. Now I’m on track for a 16-miler this weekend.