Visit to Memorial Hermann Ironman Human Performance and Sports Medicine Institute
I enjoyed this fourth training block the most. This phase consisted of three consecutive weeks of building higher mileage followed by one week of recovery, as opposed to four weeks of training and one week off. Now that my weekly mileage is around 80-90 and soon to be at 100 miles, my body needs more recovery time. I’ve also allowed for two days a week as rest days. The difference I’ve noticed is I’m feeling fresher for the longer runs while I’m increasing mileage each week, and I’m not having the pain I was beginning to experience towards the end of the last training block.