We often focus on the workouts & the stress of training. Athletes often want to do more and work harder, but did you know it’s a two sided equation? Stress + Rest = Growth! We need to have the rest portion in order to become better over the long run. When we have a training plan that focuses too much on the stress and not enough on the rest, we often see injury, burnout, and stagnation. This may not come right away, so it is often confusing for runners. Today we will be chatting about how to add more rest to your training
How often do you take rest days now vs when at your peak fitness?
Do you think running every day is good? How do you know when it becomes too much
How long do you think an athlete can go before seeing their running have very negative impacts from not resting enough?
What is a ‘cut back week’ & why is it important?
Do you think most people do cut back weeks? Why not?
What if you feel good? Do you still have to do a cut back week?
Is it important to rest before you feel like you have to?
How does human physiology work when it comes to recovery?
What is the benefit of a rest day over running easy?
Should you cross training or strength train on your rest days?
When should you take your weekly rest days?
What if you are scared to take a rest day or are on a run streak?
How long will it take to lose your fitness?