Getting Back Into Training
My time away from running will catapult me back into successful running
It was a very timely week for me to write about 3 effective workouts to get back in shape. Why? Because I spent the last 10 days trying to do everything I could to get out of shape.
Say what? Aren’t I a coach who is always trying to get people in shape? Yes.
But after a long and grueling spring of training, I was due for some time off. I was starting to dread getting up for runs and when I did make it out, I found excuses to cut the run short. At that point, the flags go up and I knew it was time for a break.
My 12 days are over: 8 days off with 4 days of really easy running sprinkled in. I feel better. I’m up in the morning, energized, and ready to run. Taking a break from running is exactly what more people should be doing!
Now that I’m back, I’ll spend 7-15 days of just easy running before I start adding in some workouts. When I do that, I’ll be incorporating the 3 types of workouts I wrote about in this week’s blog post: “3 Simple and Effective Running Workouts To Get Back Into Running Shape”.
Hills (I love them)
Fartlek running (good for those bad at pacing)
400s (easy to do on any available track)
Personally, I’m a big fan of hill running and fartleks. I’m not against 400s, but I find that being on a track after years of track workouts just isn’t for me.
Friday’s Action Plan:
After a running break, or a few weeks into running again, try one of the three workouts above! For info on what they are and how to run them, visit the blog.
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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.