For most runners, it’s now the offseason. Unless you’re recovering from or nursing a nagging injury, there’s plenty of work to be done to prepare you for 2020. The following article helps you put together a offseason training plan that will ultimately help you achieve your goals.
In order to prepare your body for what lays ahead, you’ll need a balance of easy & long runs, some speed or faster running and strength/mobility exercises.
The author of the following article discusses three elements of training to focus on during this off-season.
Your goals over the next 3-5 months should be to:
a) Improve endurance & running economy
b) Build injury resistant muscles, tendons
c) Improve mobility/flexibility
I also recommend trying to improve your diet and sleeping habits. Pick 1-2 foods that you either should cut back on or consume more of. Also, look at trying to get 15-30 more minutes of sleep/night. Lastly, try to drink more water. Start slow with these improvements to your life habits.