Running Tips: Recovery

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

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Running Tips: Recovery

What is your recovery plan after a big run? If you said “nothing,” that is a fine answer.  After a race, it’s best to take it easy for a week and then slowly resume your regular training.  The break from running gives your body a chance to heal and get strong.  Give running a break.  Instead try some other activities like spinning, walking, lifting weights, stretching or catching up on core work.

The trick is to make sure your easy week doesn’t turn into an easy month.  You have worked too hard to let that happen. Make a plan for the week after your “rest” week.  Commit to doing half your typical training during week 2. Then by week 3 return to your regular training volume.  If you need more motivation, sign up for a spring running event.  The Cellcom Green Bay 5k is on Saturday May 21st and is a great event to keep you focused.  Click here to register.  It will help you stay inspired and keep you on track with your fitness goals.  Spring is only 26 days away and with it comes nicer weather.  Stay strong for running season.  It’s almost here!

running tips: recovery