I noticed that a lot of training plans have you running most every day with a day or 2 off at different intervals. Why is this?
I am currently training for a half marathon. If I run on Sunday (6.5) I take Monday and Tuesday off and then run the same distance on Wednesday. I would then take Thursday and Friday off and on Saturday I would run 7.8. I would then take 2 days off and continue this interval.
It has worked really well for me.
If I followed the marathon training plans out there I would be running more often at less distances.
I know there has to be a reason for training the way the marathon training programs suggest. I am curious as to why those are better than my 1 day on / 2 days off, upping by distance each week.