This is a recovery day for day 3 of week seven of the 2022 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Training & Racing Program. We have fifteen more weeks of Fall cross country training to post!
Recovery is part of any smart training program. In our programs, we schedule three days of recovery a week and suggest four days of recovery on tough weeks at the end of the season.
Recovery is also a state of mind. On your recovery days, take a nap, and spend a little more time stretching. Take some time, read a book you like, and give your body time to repair itself mentally and physically. Hard workouts are stressful, and stress in controlled segments is a great way to help build fitness.
Recovery as a concept is becoming more and more mainstream. For your body to maximize the benefits of tough workouts, you must give your body time to repair itself. Run smart and train smart.
Your workout today is to warm up well, with 45-55 minutes of relaxed running, preferably on a soft surface, and then 4-6 stride-outs of 150-200 meters, with a slow cooldown.