(or resume) any weight-loss regime during this time – your body requires a full complement of nutrients to recover from the stress of the race. Of course, if you are still gaining weight after your first recovery week, you might want to consider
Half a century ago, American marathoner Buddy Edelen snuck out for a 40-minute run on his rest day. Edelen was the first man to break 2:15 for 26.2 miles, yet he suffered the same crisis of confidence about taking days off that plague most competitive runners...Subscribers can vi...
or injury forces them to stop – then repeating the cycle.Experienced athletes deliberately plan their recovery. By taking a rest before it’s necessary, they end up accumulating more training overall. Since fatigue accumulates on different time scales – a
health to take part in the world’s greatest race.During the raceFocus – but focus on the moment, not on how many miles remain. Think about your form, breathing and pace. This will build confidence and help you to remain relaxed. It’s only natural for your
enhance your recovery.Finally, doubles can be used to prime the pump for workouts or races. In this case, you would want to do the double during the morning before an afternoon workout. The short morning run would serve to prime the body by flushing out
you prepare for the perfect race day.Worried about swimming in a pack? Here are the answers to the triathlon questions you might be afraid to askDon't just plod your way through the last few training days before a race - these sessions are the ideal
you need is two to three weeks of recovery, two weeks of normal marathon training and two weeks to taper again. Here's the kind of timetable you should try to work to:Week 1 No running for three days. Walk if you feel like it. Then try jogging for 30
Rest or 25-35 mins slow 2 x 600m at mile pace, with 5-min recovery. Ideally use track Rest 25-35 mins fartlek 60-75 mins slowWEEK 2 Rest or 25-35 mins slow 10 x 100m strides on grass, a little faster than last week. Focus on form Rest or 25-35 mins slow
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