EPISODE 78: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OFFSEASON
The off-season is coming. We spent all year building up for big races this fall. After your goal races it can be a time of recovery for most athletes. We talked a few weeks ago of the post-marathon blues and why it is important to take some time off after a race even if you ‘feel good’, but we are going to continue this conversation chatting more about what an off season is and how to do it
What is an off season?
How long should it last?
Do you still need to work with a coach?
Is having a plan a better way to stay accountable rather than assume you will run when you feel like it?
What is the biggest off season training mistake you see?
How many miles per week should you run?
Should you lift?
Should you cross train?
How long should your long runs be?
How many rest days should you have?
Does everyone need an off season?
Does the offseason have to be right after your goal race?