January 29, 2018 – Run

January 29, 2018 – Run

Run

Week 4 of our Build 1 training block is a recovery week for us. The importance of a recovery week cannot be overstated. If you are following our training program (or any structured training program) it is designed to apply a workload that stresses the body enough to produce fatigue. The accumulation of this fatigue needs to be managed or the danger of injury becomes imminent. A structured recovery period is necessary for overall progression and to combat any potential injury. During the recovery week we will reduce both the intensity and volume of our workouts. At the end of the recovery week you should feel energized and ready to tackle the next training block (Build 2) with the correct intensity required to perform those workouts.

Workout: Cross-training day!

For todays workout we have prescribed 45-60 minutes of low intensity activity. Mix it up by cross country skiing, fat biking, hiking, or even swimming. Just be sure the activity is done with a low level of intensity. We do not want to become overly fatigued from this activity.