I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs.
The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be honest I never ran more then 3 days in a row).
But I feel like running today, but I don't want to risk injuries or risk overdoing it. So I was thinking of doing a small recovery run (3 - 4k).
I wanted to read up on the key differences between an actual rest day & an light recovery run. I read (including this interesting post) that both are very important yet none actually compare them although the benefits seem to be mostly the same.
So what are the key differences between doing a light recovery run & take a full day off? Do I risk overtraining from a light recovery run? Can a recovery run replace a rest day?
I thank you for your time