AFTER A BREAK Have you taken a 1-4 week holiday from following a training plan that was not related to an injury and want to resume? Do you abandon preparing for a goal race, pick another, and start a new program going forward? Or can you ease back into the original schedule without hurting yourself?
Kristan Dietz has written an article for Competitor.com that approaches the issue by length of time off (1-2 weeks, or 3-4 weeks), and whether the break from activity was partial (easy runs, but no training) or complete (no runs, no training). In “How to Start Running Again After A Short Break in Training”, she engages the help of a collegiate cross-country and track coach.
There’s sound advice here that provides runners with justification for changing plans if needed. As Dietz indicates, life happens and there are times when training takes a lower place on our priority list for good reason. This article helps runners develop a safe strategy for going forward when training again becomes possible.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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