Return to Training!

#TrainingTipThursday 👟 Remember to save this tip for reference during your training.

Last week we covered Fatigue/Depression, now it is time to Return to Training! The general advice is to allow at least 1 day of rest for each mile of the race, for example, 13 days for a half marathon, and 26 days for a full marathon.

If you want to return to training right away, you can “reverse taper”, that is, slowly ramp back up to a regular level of activity. For example, the first week back training, you could do a couple of 20 minute easy sessions, then a few more miles the following week, and so on.

Many times we short cut the rest period because we are running back to back races or just think we don’t need the rest. Our bodies will finally tell you that you need to rest! Listen!!! If you would like suggestions on what you can do as maintenance mileage, please let me know. Note, however, that training during the recovery period should be at an easy pace; you should not increase the intensity until the number of days mentioned above for the needed rest for your race.

Remember, you have stressed your body, and it needs rest to repair itself. If you push it too soon, you can risk injury. The good thing is, you have increased your fitness level, so when you return to regular training, your body will respond to it more quickly than it did during your initial training.

If you have questions about training, etc. just let me know! Our Training Tips are written by our Raw Threads Club Troop Counselor, Jo Roberts. 🏕

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