28 Dec '17, 5pm

How to Return to Running

How to Return to Running

And although he attempted to keep up with regular short runs, “beer often got in the way,” he says. But 10 years later, Alexander got back in the long-distance saddle. He trained for the 2008 Philadelphia Marathon and once again qualified for Boston, with a time of 3:17—and a lot less difficulty than he had expected. “Heading back out, it felt very familiar,” he says. “I was up to 10 miles within the first month of training. I’d say the muscle memory was intact.” Why It Sticks Chances are, at some point in your life you’ll need time off from running. You’ll become a parent, get sick or injured, or take a midlife crisis sabbatical to learn to surf in Tahiti. But rest easy: With every run you’re currently taking, you’re “banking” muscle memory. Those deposits become a type of running nest-egg you can cash in down the road when you’ve had your last wipeout. “The more times yo...

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