Hey Burnley, not always true of runners! This runner often takes two days off between hard sessions! In prep for the off-road marathon I've done, one of my goals was to avoid injury and my strategy was to listen to my body rather than follow the days in a set schedule. So for example, I sometimes took two days off after an interval session (hard), and sometimes after a long run, especially in the later stages when I was on my feet for a long time.
It's my impression that quite a lot of runners get injured by running because their schedule tells them to, regardless of how well recovered they feel.
It can be helpful to think of how many sessions a week of your running diary are 'hard' and how many normal or easy. So for example, in some weeks I had a hill session (hard), an interval session (hard) and a long run (hard), but I'd make sure I didn't do that two weeks in a row. It was a hard lesson for me, but age also slows recovery, howerver psyched you are!
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