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Post Race rest/free run?


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    Thanks for a great 12 week running plan. I would like to know your recommendation for post race rest and/or free run before another training block?

    David Warden

    T, you are welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I recommend that you take 1-2 weeks off after a formal training plan is complete. We call this a recovery “firewall.” It helps ensure your body can recover enough in order to repeat the training cycle indefinitely. Those 1-2 weeks should include very little running, with no running at all totally acceptable, and perhaps just 2-4 hours a week of total exercise.

    When that 1-2 weeks is complete, then you are free to begin a new formal plan again. Repeat that cycle for the next…oh…40 years and you’ll be able to train and race indefinitely.



    Thanks David

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