Skip to main content

Incorporate Races Into Training Programs

races training running half marathon program coach

written by runnergirl training

You may want to incorporate races into your training program if you are training for a half, full marathon or even a longer distance. Races are a great way to test your race preparedness both mentally and physically. They can function as speed work, tempo or race pace runs in your program. See more below!

You will modify your training program to accommodate including the shorter races. For example, if you wish to include a 10k race on a weekend omit that week’s most demanding workout. Most likely you will drop the long run or speed work. This will help prevent overtraining and burnout from adding in too many demanding workouts.

The main focus of any training program is to arrive at the race properly conditioned, not injured and prepared for that event. If adding in shorter races is too taxing on your body remember to focus on your goal race and not feel pressured to constantly race.

As always, listen to your body and modify your training schedule to allow for adequate rest and recovery.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Product Review: Bali Body Tanning Oils, Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15 & BB Cream SPF 15

written by runnergirl training

Bali Body is an Australian based company who makes tanning oils and skin care products that are free of parabens and harsh chemicals. They are plant-derived, seed based oils full of vitamin E, rose hip oil and jojoba and much more! I love that their products are vegan and cruelty-free!
I have previously reviewed the Bali Body Natural Tanning and Body Oil and the Bali Body Cacaco Tanning Oil here. The Natural Tanning and Body Oil is a lightweight moisturizer and will bring a tan when skin is in the sun. The Cacaco Tanning Oil gives an instant light bronze look even without sun exposure. If using them I the sun please remember skin protection with SPF lotion.
I personally choose not to expose my skin to direct sun. In 2013 I lost my mom to melanoma skin cancer. It is very aggressive and does horrible things to the body. I use these products without direct sun exposure, to moisturize, give a light glow to my skin and help my skin to be healthy with a flawless …

Product Review: Bali Body Tanning Oils

written by runnergirl training
You may have noticed on social media tanning oil from Bali Body appearing everywhere. That’s because it is a plant based miracle in a little bottle! It is very different than most tanning oils by the ingredients and how it works. Bali Body offers several products including 3 types of tanning oils, SPF lotion & a hydrating body lotion. Read more below!

How To: Garmin Forerunner 235 Turn Off Smart Notifications

written by runnergirl training

Are your Garmin Forerunner 235 smart notifications annoying you? After a great lack of help from the manual and Google I finally found out how to turn off notifications. Click below to read the steps!