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Life happens to all of us, so if you have to take a break, do it. You have little to lose by taking a week off from a running perspective. Just make sure you have a reasonable plan to resume and maintain your fitness. I've found that with running, consistency is key for progress. If you let one week off become 2 and then 3, it will be much harder to get ...


From my experience, yes, you should be fine, but you're going to have to gauge it for yourself. Try for week 5 once you start back up, but keep in mind the week 4 goals, and switch to them if you find that week 5 is too challenging.


In order to answer your question, it is worth considering our understanding of the relationship between running economy and performance. Running performance is generally, but not always, associated with running economy. And whilst economy is a “complex, multifactorial concept,” two of its most important determinants are stride rate and stride length, whose ...


Distance running is all about pacing. You will run way slower if you gas yourself out too early and have to continuously slow down for the remaining of the run because you become increasingly tired. However, if you pace yourself early in the run, you will have enough energy to finish harder in the later portions of the run. With regards to inclines in ...

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