29 Dec '16, 12am

Coach Culpepper: The Benefits of Taking a Break from Running

Coach Culpepper: The Benefits of Taking a Break from Running

There comes a point when we all need to just take a step back and take a break from training. There are a myriad of factors that lead to this becoming necessary whether that be physical or emotional but periodic breaks are an essential component for any appropriate training cycle. What is important to understand is that a break can and should at times consist of a complete break from running while other times a break should simply be a pause from structured training. Often just taking time off from the rigors of hard workouts, group training sessions or a fixed routine and a shift to purely foundational mileage and no workouts can be just what is needed. With any effective approach planned or unplanned breaks are necessary. Recognize from the onset that you will need to take a break at some point. The best ones are those that are planned. In most instances a planned break ...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2016/12/coach-culpepper-2/c...

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