Down Time

Recovery after races is important but it is also important to have some down time between seasons! What does that mean? Decrease your total weekly mileage, take a break from speed work, lower your long run mileage e.g. marathoners should stick with ten miles and halfers with six miles. Substitute some of your runs with some cross training. Good options for runners include: walking, biking, swimming. It's also a good time to add some strength training.

PB FREE summer runs are a great way to get in your long run on Saturday mornings. Go here for more information.

Managing down time and gearing up for early fall marathons can be tricky. Need help with a schedule? Coach Amy is offering complimentary summer long run mileage schedules for all Fall 2013 PB members. Not yet a member? Join here.