Rest days are always a bit of a struggle. You feel you need to rest but then have the urge to get out there and go for it.
The rest is almost as important and the training though. Your body and muscles need time to repair and in fairness so does your mind. Training pushes every part of you mentally and physically so taking time out is required to ensure not only optimal performance but also the desire to keep pushing.
My rest day today has been used trying to mentally prepare myself for tomorrow mornings Progression Training.
10 minutes easy pace, 10 minutes comfort pace and 10 minutes threshold. Easy and comfort not a problem, threshold however, for 10 minutes I am dreading. I know I will do it or at least give it my all in trying and I know this because I want it so much and know to achieve my end goal I have too.