A place for participants to share personal training logs, as well as training plans and ideas. These discussions are open to runners of ALL levels.
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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?