Best running advice you've ever been given?
This comes from a relay friend and Portland Marathon pacer. It's simple really - "6 days, 6 weeks or 6 months." It refers to our choices when dealing with injury. If we are feeling something - a pain in our hip or shin, tightness in our Achilles, throbbing ankles - we can make the smart choice, and rest for 6 days (or whatever it takes until it feels better). If we choose to push through the pain for some time, we stretch that recovery out to 6 weeks. And if we keep on pushing through the pain, we can end up with injury that lasts 6 months or longer. It's so important to listen to your body and to give it rest when it is asking for it.