Sunday, 30 September 2012

resting as part of training.

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 30, 2012 with 1 comment
"Next time your running friends brag about their last track workout, ask them how much rest they took". This from an article which mentions the importance of recovery between efforts, at

But how well you recover is quite an individual thing and changes over time as well. One thought about how to "know yourself" and how much recovery a particular training session requires is, keep experimenting by varying your training sessions. Another thought is that when tempo training, not with 100% effort, recoveries can be quite short, whether you are talking about recovery during that session or recovery before the next hard session. But as in all training and racing, there is trial, error, experience, learning, adapting, time, chance, injury and illness to factor in.

Run well run strong!
Then recover well for next time, so you can hang in there for the long haul!

Happy Birthday new W30 Thea! It has been a long time coming!

1 comment:

  1. Good post. 5 x 1k at HM race pace with 1:30 recoveries is quite a different workout to 5 x 1k at 3k race pace with 6:00 recoveries. I've been trying to learn how my day-to-day recovery will be for the last 30 years!

    It'll be great to have another sprightly old veteran to race on Thursday nights.