25 Dec '14, 6pm

Took some time off? Here's how you can return to training:

(or half-marathon) seldom goes exactly according to plan. Setbacks occur—work or family obligations take precedence; illness or injury derails workouts. Generally speaking, if you miss a week of training , you can jump back into your plan as long as you were consistent and diligent with your workouts for at least four to six weeks before the break. But if your downtime stretches from 10 days to two weeks (or more), you have to re-evaluate your comeback strategy. The first move? Try not to panic. "Take a deep breath," says Matt Forsman, a San Francisco—based running coach. "Whatever you do, don't try to cram in the runs you've missed. This may increase your risk of injury and may hurt your efforts." Instead, consider what caused your layoff and how close you are to race day when you're able to resume training. Those answers will help determine the best plan to get you back ...

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