To race or not ro race?ideal gap (and recovery) between races
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:27 AM
I was wondering what other peoples idea's were on recovery patterns (single week) and/or gap between races (multiple weeks?).. .. what do track athletes do over summer to let the body recover? I don't really want to back off on the km because the results are starting to come.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
You seem very keen to race which is great! Just remember too much racing can hinder your performance, whilst choosing say two of the four races available, you might see better results.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:29 AM
I have no trouble racing 5-10km races every week. Some races I take more seriously than others. For example this weekend I am doing a 20km run on Saturday, and a 10km race on Sunday. The Sunday race will be more of a solid training run, than a race.
Half Marathons I race more sparingly. My idea of a taper might be a light run the day before a race. Recovery after the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon was a couple of days rest, because my calves were stiff. More often recovery is a light 8km run on grass.
In summer I race less frequently, but I am able to run long on weekends and get my weekly kilometres up over 80km. I do more speed work, and race shorter distances 1500m -5km
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