Thursday, December 23, 2010

Training Tips Thursday

"Stepback weeks are essential if you want to progress in your training without injury or the dead feeling that comes with overtraining. In my marathon programs I train runners hard for two weeks, then allow them to step back for the next push upward. This works at shorter distances too. Once offered a brief respite, you can push to the next level. The effect is as much psychological as physical."

From Hal Higdon's Tip of the Day yesterday on his Facebook page:!/


Patrick said...

I have not tried one off Higdon's training plans before. I am thinking of using one of his advanced plans for my spring marathon.

Just_because_today said...

totally agree. It has always worked for me