31 Oct '13, 1pm

Recovery: Rest and Recovery in the Long Run

Recovery: Rest and Recovery in the Long Run

In the last few articles in this series, we examined one’s immediate recovery needs following a hard workout, how to execute your easy training days and how to rest properly. This week, let us examine how you can train healthy year-round by incorporating “recovery training” into your annual plan. Take Planned Rest Periods Let’s assume you have just had a good cycle of training, set a new half-marathon PR, and are ready to pile on more training for that 10K next month… STOP ! This is a critical error many runners make in that training each year. A top-level performance often indicates that your body has “gone to the well” and is now weaker than it was before your big race (for a short period). This is the time to REST, not PUSH HARDER. My suggestion is to jog easily the day after a big race (your goal race of a season), and then take one day off from running for every ten m...

Full article: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2013/10/recovery-rest-and...

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