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How Often Do You Take A Break From Running

  • 26-09-2020 6:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9

    Be interested to hear how often and how long people take off running? Ive done a few marathons and find I go grand running 3-4 days a week and then bam every 3 months or so Ill have to take a week off cause Ill be drained and no energy


  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭SeeMoreBut

    Slow down on some sessions and you won't

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,565 ✭✭✭djemba djemba

    Two weeks off completely post marathon. Easy weeks then for another two weeks at least.
    I don't take a break from running outside of that but my recovery days are slow and are based on keeping heart rate low.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Itziger

    Depending on where I am for Summer holidays, I might take a couple of weeks off then. Otherwise, no. The slow down comment above is probably key.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,068 ✭✭✭BeepBeep67

    Haven't missed a day since the middle of August 2017

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭Chivito550

    I take a full 6 weeks off training at the end of a track season, allowing me to physically and mentally recover.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ShadowSA

    Often need to slow down or take a couple days off. Have also been doing more trail running which definitely helps. Slower pace than road and I find I enjoy it far more.

    Have been having some ITB issues after 21+km trail runs that are hilly so I take a few days off post to recover. Trying to strengthen my core more now.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,763 ✭✭✭Fenster

    I don't understand the question.