31 Mar '16, 11am

Why Masters Runners Should Try Longer Training Cycles

Keflezighi switched from a weekly to nine-day training cycle before the 2014 Boston Marathon . He was 38 years old at the time, and realized he needed more recovery between hard and long workouts than he used to. The change “left me feeling fresher than I’d been in my past couple of marathon buildups,” Keflezighi wrote in Meb for Mortals . He, of course, won Boston that year, and earlier this year, at age 40, made his fourth Olympic team. Rethinking how to structure training is a simple way to build in the additional recovery that coaches and masters stars agree is necessary for veteran runners to be their best. And if you’re under the age of 40 and about to stop reading, you might want to stick around. “I think it would be great to have runners, not just masters runners, training more based on their stress/rest cycle than on a rigid calendar,” says Greg McMillan , who has...

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