We have to resist the temptation…The temptation to try to dive right back into the mileage we could hit before we took time off. When we have the green light to build up our mileage, for the next marathon or after an injury, it’s so easy to try to hit the distances and work outs we were doing previously.
The ambition to get right back on the horse is commendable! But…we need to be wise about all the aspects of returning from a layoff. Not the least of which is the physiological processes that take place in your joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles as they respond to the stresses placed on them. These cannot be rushed! Rather, a healthy amount of stress is needed as well as proper amount of time to recover and rebuild. Essentially, this is where the 10% rule comes from, that many consider a good rule of thumb.
Building up strength in key areas is one of the best ways to prepare yourself to increase mileage. We cover some basic ways to strengthen in today’s video.
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