Recovery Week After Race

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Recovery Week After Race

Post by jumpsss234 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:30 pm

I have my training set up in blocks of 5 weeks, with 4 weeks of training culminating in a race (anywhere from a Mile to 10k) followed by a recovery week. My question is this:  when my fitness has improved to the point that I run a PR in a race, which means all of my paces get slightly faster, do I use those new paces during my recovery week or should I wait until the next training block begins?  I always notice that the week after I really dig deep during a race, all of my paces feel very easy and I tend to run faster than I should be.  Is this defeating the purpose of the reduced mileage and intensity of the recovery week? 

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Re: Recovery Week After Race

Post by Tinman » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Use your previous reference time to establish training paces for your recovery week.
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Re: Recovery Week After Race

Post by jumpsss234 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:20 am

Got it, thanks.

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