We get this question all the time here at Nerd Fitness. Since we advise most people to train 3 days per week with full body strength training routines, many Rebels have a few off days each week.
Source: What Should I Do on My Off Days?
Walking is certainly easy and accessible. I’ve made the mistake of doing yoga a couple of hours before swimming – my shoulders were horrible in ways I’d never experienced. So trial-and-error 😉
But I did use to do yoga the day before a race, at least 24 hours between yoga and the race. It was really good to do something, but something different and generally low impact. Now into triathlon offseason and cyclocross season, I’m approaching things differently. I have one more rest day, which is good because I’ve been noticing I’m really burnt out… even though I’m doing less.