30 Jul '14, 2pm

There's a lot you SHOULD do when training for a race but that doesn't mean you NEED to do it. Here's how train sane:

There's a lot you SHOULD do when training for a race but that doesn't mean you NEED to do it. Here's how train sane:

I had good intentions when I created my New York City Marathon training plan. This race is important to me, so I wanted to do everything in my power to ensure it goes well. And I really mean everything. By trying to do it all you may accomplish nothing at all The first iteration of my training plan was over-ambitious to say the least. I planned on doing easy runs, tempo runs, Yasso 800s, and long runs. I also intended to cross-train like it was my job – spin classes, outdoor bike rides, and swimming, too. Twice weekly strength training sessions were must-dos as well. Oh, and one yoga class each week. This was in addition to rest days, of course. I crossed the line from driven to delusional. You see, in researching and writing all of these articles for WalkJogRun, I’ve learned a lot about what you “should” do when training for a race. “Speedwork is vital for getting faster....

Full article: http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2014/07/30/you-cant-do-it-all-...

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