27 Mar '12, 2pm

What Do I Do After My Half Marathon?

I’ve been running three times a week—and cross training about twice a week—for about a year now. I’m planning to complete my first half marathon in late October. After the race, I realize I need to take a few weeks of rest and active recovery. My question is, then what? Another race wouldn't be in the works for about four months. What do I do in the meantime? Do I continue running at the same long distance and total weekly mileage that I built up to run the half? Do I cut back? Thanks for your help. - Colorado runner Dear Colorado runner- First, congratulations! It sounds as though you have a good training plan that combines running, cross training, and rest. A solid training program is actually the first step of the recovery process because it prepares you for the demands of the race. Being prepared is key because it results in less trauma being inflicted upon the body me...

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