Updated: Apr 7
Were you training for a Spring Marathon that has been postponed? Not sure where to go from here?
I expect questions are playing on your mind like how much more training should I do? How long do I rest for? When shall I up my mileage again? Here are a few tips to stay on track:
Don't worry, the fitness you have gained from training will stay with you for a good few months.
It's okay to have a rest but it's important to keep the running ticking over, both for your mind and your body.
Run at least 3 x a week with one of those runs being a long one of 10 miles.
Most Marathons have been postponed until early October, so work backwards and plan your longest run of 20 miles for 4 weeks before the big day.
Up until 4 weeks before, keep up with strength training to prevent injuries and don't over do it on the mileage, most of the hard work has been done already.
It's also worth planning sports massage once a month from July onwards.
Plan your pre and post marathon massages in advance, it could otherwise slip your mind.
Keep up with a healthy nutritional diet and most of all stay well and safe.
Happy running everyone!